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Does anyone have a recipe for sweet tamales?

I make pork tamales often...once or twice a month...and now DFand the boys want me to make sweet tamales also. I thought I would make some for Christmas Eve if I can find a recipe for them.

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Asked by Joyzap2003 at 7:30 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Sweet Potato Tamales

    1/4 cup butter, at room temp.
    2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    1 1/2 pounds yams, scrubbed and halved lengthwise
    1/4 cup shortening
    1 cup vegetable broth
    1 1/4 cups masa harina
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    2 or 3 canned chipotle chiles, drained and chopped up
    Salt and pepper
    20 dried corn husks, soaked

    In a small bowl, mix butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Set yam halves, cut side up, in a baking dish, and rub cut sides equally with butter mixture. Bake in a 350° oven until soft when pressed, about 1 hour. Scoop flesh from sweet potatoes (discard skins) into a
    bowl; mash with a fork until smooth. In a 1- to 2-quart pan over low heat, melt shortening.Pour in broth and stir until warm. Add broth mixture to sweet potatoes; mix well.


    Answer by rkoloms at 5:57 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Gradually add masa flour, stirring until well blended. Stir in baking powder and chipotles and season with salt and pepper to taste.
    Tear 3 or 4 corn husks into long, thin strips. Lay a whole husk flat on a work surface, smooth side down, with one long edge closest to you. Spoon a scant 1/3 cup filling lengthwise down center of husk. Fold bottom edge over filling and roll up tamale. Tie each end with a thin strip of husk. Repeat until all filling is used. In an 8 or 10-quart pan, position a rack at least 1 inch above 1 inch of water; bring to a boil over high heat. Set tamales on rack, lower heat to maintain a simmer, cover, and steam until filling is firm, about 1 hour, adding water to pan as needed to maintain 1-inch depth. Remove tamales and let stand at least 10 minutes before serving.
    Makes 15 tamales

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:58 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Those sound awesome.

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 7:58 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

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