I want to do tamales for Christmas Eve but I can't figure out how to make them work with my schedule! I will be at church for about 2 hours before we serve dinner. The recipe I have for tamales says after I make them I should steam them for 1 hour and then serve them immediately. It says I can hold them for a while over a low simmer - if I must.
Does anyone know of a way I could partially cook the tamales before I go to church and then finish them after church? Or reheat them without ruining them? We usually eat dinner about 30 - 45 minutes after we get back from church so I don't really have time to do all of the steaming then.