Yes, as long as u know you will be making corn tortillas, and if you don't have a tortilla press you can use a frying pan to flatten them, because a thick corn tortilla just isn't that great, speaking from experience ;p
When you make Tamales, you'll need to include a fat source (i.e. lard, shortening, oil, etc.). Corn tortillas don't have any fat, it's stritcly corn flour, water, salt to taste. Maseca is the recommended brand for corn flour. To add to Chef KC's recommendation, I like to roll balls of dough, grab some saran wrap, tuck the dough ball in between the saran wrap then place into the tortilla press or use the frying pan. The plastic allows for easy clean up.
I should have been more clear. I will be making tamales today. I have masa I've used previously to make tortillas. Is this the same flour I need for tamales?
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