Dessert tamales filled with sweet corn kernels, raspberries, rasins and almonds.
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 The New Texas Cuisine by Stephen Pyles; a simple tamale recipe stuffed with chorizo and onions.
First made popular at San Francisco's Johnson's Tamale Parlor in the 1920's. Cup Tamales are little quick tamales made in small cups rather than wrapped in the customary corn husks. Tamale parlors were very popular in San Francisco in the early 1900's. Roosevelt Tamale Parlor is still open today and in fact was remodeled and reopened in June, 2006. The recipe below is from the San F...