Sonia belongs to a group of people from her church who get together frequently to help out other people in need. They periodically make tamales or other things to raise money for their projects. On Friday we made tamales with the help of some señoras whom the group has helped in the past.
To make the masa, they soak dried corn overnight and grind it in a food processor, add some garlic, onion and ground peppers. Then they cook some diced chicken. These are wrapped in two or three corn husks with an olive and a strip of hot pepper. Then they´re tied with string and steamed for about an hour.
Altogether we made 112, in just a little over three hours. Mmmmmm, qué rico!