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 Post subject: Masa for tamales question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:22 am 
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So it's almost Christmas and I've just realized that we're nearly out of masa-- which is a specialty item here in Denmark. Ordering it from abroad is super expensive.

Here's the question. In the past I've always used Maseca masa harina for both tortillas and tamales. I can't get that now, but this kind--PAN Colombian--is for sale at the ethnic market in town. I've used it before for arepas. Will it work for tamales?

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 Post subject: Re: Masa for tamales question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:41 am 
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I'd like to know this too! (Dutchies have the same problem)

Also, assuming you corn husks aren't available, what do you use to wrap the tamales?

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 Post subject: Re: Masa for tamales question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:54 am 
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Would you be able to order some from Amazon UK? I needed to send a coffee maker to a friend in Copenhagen and that worked beautifully.


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 Post subject: Re: Masa for tamales question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:21 pm 
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Cornelie, I just use aluminum foil normally. But I have seen that the Asian market here occasionally has banana leaves, so I might try that out sometime too.

Hollie, we do order books (and I even bought my crockpot there) from Amazon UK, but most food products they won't ship out of the UK. Unfortunately for us.

I have used MexGrocer.co.uk before--for masa and other products--, but today they told me that now shipping to DK starts at 24 GBP, way more than I am willing to pay.


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 Post subject: Re: Masa for tamales question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:46 pm 
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Ha! Danish customs agents are my nemeses!


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 Post subject: Re: Masa for tamales question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:30 pm 
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I don't think it will work, that's masa for arepas.

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 Post subject: Re: Masa for tamales question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:09 pm 
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If you look up recipes for Columbian tamales you can find ones that use masarepa. Usually they just call for masarepa, broth and vegetable oil so it would be easily veganizable. I'm sure they will taste different from Mexican tamales but it can't hurt to try!


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