Masa

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Contributed by: Marian

This masa is used for making tamales.

Ingredients:


1 Cup Lard
6 cups Masa Mix
8 Cups Chicken Boilion
2 T Hot Chili Powder

1 T Grouind Cumin
2 T Garlic Powder
2 t Salt (or to taste)

Preparation:

I use my Kitchen Aid heavy stand mixer to make life easier! Put broth and masa mix into bowl. Mix with the flat attachment until thoroughly mixed. Mixture should be fairly moist, like a thick pudding.

Remove this mixture and put aside. Rinse the bowl, and then replace the flat attachment with the wire wisk. Place lard in bowl and mix until lard is fluffy. Put the flat attachment back on and add masa mixture a cup at a time. Once it is all in, let the mixer go at it for about 8 minutes.

I usually wind up taking my rings off, scrubbing my hands thoroughly and going wrist deep into the masa until the consistency feels right.

Makes 72 servings.