It is much quicker to steam cook on the stove.
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Check the tamales after 4 hours.
That way I get several different flavors, without spending too much time and energy.
Fold top end down over bottom end.
Add water as needed.
Have you personally made them in a roaster?
Place tamales on rack in steamer or instant pot, standing upright, with the folded end down and open end up.
In Mexico we made the tamales pretty small, so that we had tons to send home and freeze for later.
Set the cooking time for 20 minutes.
I always add salt to the water before steam cooking them, at the beginning.
Reply Zac September 17, We have always mixed the masa by hand.
Cecilia Mc Williams December 17, I read the recipe it looks pretty simple to understand, there some areas that left open for you to put in your own touches.
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Just cook them for a few extra minutes if you make them bigger then stated in the recipe.
Anna December 16, I use a roaster, it fits about 40 to 50 tamales.