Sometimes the urge to “make” comes over me.
I’m just sitting on the couch, relaxing with Walnut, and all of a sudden, I feel this insane need to make a cake. Or a pie. Or sushi. Or tamales.
Maybe I watch too much food TV. No, I definitely watch too much food TV. I watch too much TV period. It’s slowly eating my brain. If I keep this up for like ten more years there will just be a pile of sludge up there.
Tamales are good for late night “make” sessions. They aren’t too difficult to put together and then they just steam away and do their own thing.
We like things that do their own thing.
We also like things that don’t do their own thing. But that’s for another time. Know what I mean?
These are sweet dessert tamales with coconut and raisins. I’m contemplating serving them at my Cuban-Jewish-Spanish family Thanksgiving.
We’re a bit of a melting pot, my family and extended family.
It’s kind of our thing.
Recipe after la jump…