This one I'm pretty excited about. Tamales seem really complicated, but after looking at the steps and considering I already had the chicken cooked from last week it seemed pretty easy.
I made the masa dough following this recipe only I halved the amounts. For the filling I used some of the chicken, some corn, spinach and various spices.
Wrapping the tamales was pretty tricky, I'm sure there's an art to it, I just don't have it. I used twine to tie some of them because the corn husk ties upset me.
It tastes pretty good. I'm pleased with the results but I think this may be one of those foods that you're way better off buying from a stand for $2 than making yourself.
Oh and when they tell you to make sure the water doesn't boil away, you should listen to them. In related news, baking soda and vinegar cleans burned pots very well.