My grandmother made them on a regular basis. She passed away years ago and her recipe wasn’t written down. She just made them. I found a good Mexican cookbook by Rick Bayless Mexico: One Plate At A Time
But I knew that it wasn’t the exact recipe. I talked to my mom and went over it with her. She made corrections to the recipe so it matched my grandmother’s. And then away I went making tamales every Christmas. My family loves them. I’ve only messed them up once or twice. Usually the batches come out great. I could buy them now that I’m back in El Paso but my hubby insists mine are the best. Flattery will get you more tamales.
Does your family have a special Christmas dish?