Sweet Corn Tamale (Tamal Asado) Global Street Food #SundaySupper

Sweet Corn TamaleI’m so exited for this week #SundaySupper and I know you will be too, we have street global food, the kind of food the makes us drool every time we walk by.
And this week we have a bunch of recipes so you can make delicious street food at home.
I made Sweet Corn Tamale or Tamal Asado this is a very popular bread in Costa Rica the you can find in all the farmers markets, restaurants and in every house with a good cup of coffee, is delicious, gluten free and no egg necessary, I’m sure you are going to love the mild flavor, the hint of coconut and of course the easy way the it is to make it.
Give it a chance and enjoy this sweet tamale, with some tea, coffee or just like this.


  • 6 cups Masa Harina
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of butter melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a heavy button pot mix the Masa Harina, buttermilk, half and half, heavy cream. Place the pot to medium high heat and add the rest of the ingredients, do not at the butter just yet. Let it cook for 10 minutes mixing constantly. Remove from heat and add the butter, stir and pour in to the mold.
  3. For this recipe you can use any type of mold the you want I used a bundt cake mold, but feel free to use wherever you have on hand just make sure is grease before adding the mixture.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, let it cold completely in the mold, refrigerate after cool.

This recipe makes one sweet tamale.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes cooking 1 hour baking
Level of the recipe: Easy

And if you are hungry for more here’s a list of more delicious street food.

Bread on the Boulevard

Hand-Held Savory Eats

To-Go Containers

Sweets on the Streets

Grab a Thermos 

Be sure to join us for the Global Street Food #SundaySupper chat at 7 PM EST this Sunday evening. The party starts at 4pm PT; come join us by following the #SundaySupper hashtag or through TweatChat.
Throughout the day on Sunday we will tweet our favorite recipes by using #SundaySupper hashtag.  We are excited for you to join the fun.  Be sure to also check out the  #SundaySupper Pinterest Board for more recipes and ideas.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? You can sign up here: Sunday Supper Movement