If you’re interested in preparing tamales for your family and friends from scratch, make sure to set aside enough time to do so. Masa dough is a crucial part of constructing the perfect tamale, and it takes time. The dough is created from large-kernel corn that has been dried before being soaked in lime and ground into flour. From there, the creative world of tamales is yours to master.

If you’d rather opt out of making your dough from scratch, you can also use Bob’s Red Mill Organic Masa Harina Corn Flour. It’s made with dried corn kernels that have been cooked and soaked in limewater before grinding and is ideal for tamales.

Try this recipe for Poblano and Cheese Tamales where roasted peppers and melty panela cheese come together for an incredible vegetarian tamale filling. Like the recipe headnote states, even though making tamales can sound intimidating, they’re really quite easy! Gather your family and friends for a New Year’s Eve tamale-making party.

According to bobsredmill.com