March 19, 2005

Kitchen report (updated)

The first batch of tamales is done.

Wow. These are good.

The other batch is in the steamer. It's a more traditional version. Update in an hour.

Update: The second batch is mucho tasty, but the one I tried fell apart. I'll have to try another one tomorrow after they 'set' to see if the sauce was too 'saucy'. I've had three now, and I'm too full to try another tonight.

Apparently I make big-assed tamales, because I doubled the Masa recipe called for and didn't get anywhere near double the number.


Posted by Ted at March 19, 2005 10:28 PM
Category: Square Pegs

Glad they came out ok. One thing that's real important is to remember the masa dough expands as it steams, and also to try to be as consistant as possible when making the tamales. It's possible the one you had that crumbled either didn't have enough liquid in the dough or had too much dough in it.

Posted by: Victor at March 20, 2005 02:29 PM
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