*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Sweet Tamales
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12      ounces        Instant grits
      1/4  cup           Grated coconut or chopped -- almonds
      2/3  cup           (3-1/2 ozs) masa harina
      1/4  teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  cup           Sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      Baking powder
      1/2  cup           Unsalted butter -- cut in 4
 
      1/2  cup           Lard -- cut in 4 pieces
    1 1/2  cups          Water or complimentary fruit -- juice
                         Shucks or wrappers of choice
                         Citrus peel ties:
    3                    Oranges
    3                    Lemons
    4      cups          Water
      1/2  cup           Sugar
 
 Dough: filling of choice, lemon orange sauce or Guava Sauce Have ready the
  Using the metal blade, grind the grits with the coconut or almonds for abo
  Using the metal blade, whip together the butter and lard for 30-45 seconds
  Test the consistency of the dough by pinching off a small piece and set at
  Place 1 heaping tablespoon of the dough on the prepared wrappers. Spread t
  Steam for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. After 2 hours, test one tamale for doneness. T
  To serve, unwrap the tamales and serve with Lemon-Orange Sauce or Guava Sa
  Citrus Peel Ties are an optional tie for Sweet Tamales and make a lovely p
  SWEET TAMALE FILLINGS  Use about 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons filling per tamale,
  1. 2 cups fresh or canned chopped fruit, well drained. Add a light coating
 (Reserve fruit juices for the dough or a sauce.) 2. 2 cups thickened homem
  3. 2 cups chopped candied fruits (raisins, apricots, dates, pineapple, etc
  4. 3/4 cup white seedless raisins, plumped for 30 minutes to 1 hour in 1/2 Thi
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 recipe is adapted to Cuisinart.
 ===============   Reply  143 of Note    4 ==============
  Board:      FOOD BB Topic: ETHNIC Subject: MEXICAN FOOD
  To:     ASXV66A    JAMES KILGORE         Date:    07/03 From: ASXV66A JAMES
 KILGORE         Time:     6:47 PM
 
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