Step 7: Filling the tamales
Start with the larger husks. Put a layer of masa to one side of the husk. Not too thick, remember the thickness of the masa will be double after you fold them.
Add a strip of filling to the edge of the masa.
Fold the tamale so the two edges of masa meet.
Now fold the excess corn husk around the tamale again.
Next, find the bottom of the tamale and fold the bottom part of the husk up.
Pinch the bottom edge of the tamale and set aside.
If you find that you're running out of large husks, you can double up 2 smaller husks, just make sure that the tamale is sufficiently wrapped.
Make sure you store the tamales upright so the filling doesn't fall out.
There are other ways to wrap tamales. You can tie them with strips of husk or fold them at both ends, but this way is simple and efficient.