Fresh Corn Tamales with Tomatillo-Chile Sauce
Why This Recipe Works
For a light tamale recipe, full of corn flavor, the keys were to use baking powder as the leavener and to beat the lard together with the masa to trap a lot of air. This caused the dough to expand as the tamales steamed, so they became much fluffier. To maximize corn flavor, we added pureed fresh sweet corn directly to the masa.