This is a simple recipe for sweet pumpkin tamales. Sweet tamales are not served as a dessert in Mexico but along with savory tamales or other savory dishes.
Huitlacoche (also spelled cuitlacoche) is a fungus which grows naturally on ears of corn (Ustilago maydis). The fungus is harvested and treated as a delicacy. The earthy and somewhat smoky fungus is used to flavor quesadillas, tamales, soups and other specialty dishes.
From Vegetarian Gourmet 1993, Don Matesz. This a vegetarian tamale made with tofu, onion, bell pepper, soy sauce and mustard.
There are so many varieties of tamales including this dessert tamale; Sweet Tamales With Raisins and Pineapple. This was one of the first tamales I ever made (minus the pineapple). I can't lie, homemade tamales take time to make but the project is great fun for the family or a couple of friends. The great news is you can store them frozen for months so you hav...
A sweet tamale filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and pecans.