One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Latin American cuisine) dough made from maize flour and used to make tortillas, tamales, etc.with modifier ‘corn masa’
- ‘The study found that there was a dwindling reliance on small-scale local shops, excessive costs for making and selling tortillas in stores, dwindling demand for fresh masa dough and a maturing market headed toward overcapacity.’
- ‘Best of all is a simple tamale, dense masa dough sheltering lightly seasoned roast pork and wrapped in a corn husk, with a side of another heady mole sauce - this time, brown, made with anchos and chocolate.’
- ‘That's where you can watch them make tamales, with headcheese mixed with masa.’
- ‘In the background, women slap handfuls of masa into rounds and bake them on huge iron griddles.’
- ‘For the sopes, in a medium bowl, combine the potatoes, corn masa, and water and knead to combine.’
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