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When I steam my tamales, the masa becomes mushy. What am I doing wrong and how can I prevent this?

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I think you're probably either making the masa dough too wet to begin with or you're not steaming them long enough. They should steam until the tamale easily peels away from the husk. The wetter your masa dough is, the longer the tamales will need to steam.

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You also may have put too much water to steam them...

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