Basic Masa Dough recipe - Finding one masa dough recipe to use for several different tamale fillings can be difficult. This basic recipe yields a light, fluffy dough that can be used for practically any tamale you can come up with.
Substitute lard for veggie lard Tamale Dough using Masa Harina. 6 cups masa harina 5 cups warm water or low-sodium chicken broth 2 cups lard 3 tablespoon onion powder 2 tablespoon cumin 3 tablespoon chile powder 2 teaspoons salt
Tamales con Salsa Verde y Pollo: Green Chile Chicken Tamales - Masa labeled "masa preparada para tamales" often contains baking powder and salt, so don't add either if it does. Soak the husks three hours ahead or overnight.