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Masa

 

a people living in the Republic of Cameroon along the banks of the Logone River and in border regions of the Republic of Chad. Population, including related peoples (Musgu, Sigila, Mussoi, Marba, Dari), about 300,000 (1967, estimate). The language of the Masa belongs to the Semito-Hamitic family. The religion of the Masa is Sunni Islam; some Masa retain local traditional beliefs. Occupations are farming, livestock raising, and fishing.

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The first step to making tamales is to follow a basic recipe for Masa Harina Masa, or dough made from dry masa harina flour.
2 tablespoons masa harina de maiz (Quaker brand - used for making tortillas and tamales; do not use corn meal)
For the tamales: Combine masa harina and water and stir until well combined.
1 cup masa harina for tamales 3/4 cup warm water 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 pound fresh or canned huitlacoche* 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cilantro 12 dried corn husks, soaked in warm water 30 minutes Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Add the masa harina dough and a generous pinch of salt.
Combine masa harina with 2 cups water in a medium bowl and whisk a until blended.
Try a few shortcut meals that don't taste cheap, like quiche (with all those eggs), pasties, homemade nachos (corn tortillas are easy and only require masa harina and water.
Mix 4 cups masa harina (dehydrated mass flour), 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3 3/4 cups warm water or regular-strength chicken broth until moistened.
In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup masa harina (dehydrated masa flour), 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, and 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder.