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Masa Para Tamales Tamale Dough

  Maize flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lukewarm water 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Margarine/Ghee 3 Tablespoon

1. Mix in a bowl, maize flour, salt, pepper together. Gently add water, work with your finger to make a soft dough.
2. Beat ghee or margarine in a small bowl until fluffy and add to the dough. Beat well until dough acquires a spongy texture.
3. Continue beating. Take a bowl of cold water and drop a small piece of tamales dough. If it floats, then stop beating. It means the dough is ready.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cook Time: 
9 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1241 Calories from Fat 322

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.7%

Saturated Fat 6.4 g32.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1564.2 mg65.2%

Total Carbohydrates 221 g73.8%

Dietary Fiber 2.2 g8.7%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 0.73 g1.5%

Vitamin A 32.2% Vitamin C 0.08%

Calcium 34.7% Iron 9.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Masa Para Tamales Tamale Dough Recipe