La Lechera Sweet Tamales
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La Lechera Sweet Tamales are a tasty variation on a traditional Mexican dessert. Great for entertaining!
45 mins. to Prepare
60 mins. Cooking Time
60 mins. Standing Time standing
165 mins. Total
SOAK 18 large corn husks in warm water for at least 1 hour or until softened and easy to fold.
BEAT butter in large mixer bowl until creamy.
COMBINE flour, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.
ALTERNATELY ADD flour mixture, water, sweetened condensed milk and oil to butter, mixing well after each addition until consistency of thick cake batter (masa).
FOLD right then left edge of husk over masa.
REPEAT with remaining masa mixture and soaked corn husks.
PLACE vegetable steamer in pot with lid; add water to just below steamer.
COVER top of tamales with remaining dry husks and a damp towel; cover.
BRING to a boil; reduce heat to low. Steam, adding water as needed, for about 1 hour or until masa pulls away from husks. Serve warm.
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