Tamales de Elote

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  • 1 ½ cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup masa harina
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup milk
  • Dried corn husks
  • Tropical Queso Fresco Centroamericano
  • Tropical Crema Centroamericana


Boil the cornhusks and let them soak for about thirty minutes to make them easier to use. Mix the butter and baking powder until it becomes fluffy. Add the corn and milk to the food processor and then combine with the butter and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix the masa harina, salt, and warm water. Knead until you can form a mass and then add the corn mixture. Add ¼ of the dough to each corn husk and tie into a little package using some string to help keep it together. Steam the tamales for 30-45 minutes. Serve with Tropical Queso Fresco Centroamericano and Tropical Crema Centroamericana.