Strawberry Yogurt Tamales

    30 Min
    65 Min

Tamales take on a special importance during the traditional Latino celebration of Las Posadas in December. It’s a time to gather with friends and family to share our faith and love, often expressed through food.

For this recipe, I am incorporating the sweetened cinnamon-rice flavors from Cacique® Strawberry Horchata into the masa, or dough. The masa will take on a light pink hue, to gently hint at what is inside. The filling is an eggy custard-like pudding made from Cacique® Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie mixed with freshly diced strawberries.

We are lucky in Southern California to still have fresh strawberries available to us this time of year, but if you’re having a tough time finding fresh strawberries, try using other berries or drained frozen strawberries. Either way, the Cacique® Strawberry Yogurt filling is going to knock your socks off. It reminds me of eating a pan dulce that my mom used to buy for me at the Bowie Bakery growing up in El Paso. While perfectly matched with the Strawberry Horchata masa, the strawberry Yogurt filling would be great in a tart or layered between cakes.

I hope you approach this recipe with love and patience, as that is how it was created. If you’ve never made tamales before, this is a good place to start. Unlike savory tamales, this Strawberry Horchata Masa is firmer and easier to manipulate. Make them today, and freeze them for the holidays.

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