Sweet Spiced Tamales

Ingredients

  • 32 5-inch lengths of kitchen twine
  • ½ cup brown sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • + 6 more ingredients
    • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
    • 1 ½ cups warm water
    • 3 cups masa harina
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup vegetable shortening
    • 32 dried corn husks

1. Soak the dried corn husks in hot water until soft, 30-60 minutes. 2. Beat the shortening and salt with an electric mixer in a bowl until light and fluffy, and slowly beat in the masa harina 1/4 cup at a time, alternating with 1/4 cup water per addition, until the masa mixture is very light an...

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