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chocodile Nov 1, 2006 09:11 PM

I am planning to make sopes this weekend and I want to try fresh masa instead of masa harina. Does anyone know if/where I can buy some? Does Su Casa Imports carry it? TIA.

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  1. extramsg RE: chocodile Nov 1, 2006 11:01 PM

    I don't think anyone has it. I've looked and looked. You can find frozen masa for tamales on occasion, however. I don't think any tortillerias are making tortillas using fresh masa. It's all from masa harina.

    You can make your own masa, but it's a bit of a pain. Either go buy some white hominy and grind it, or most of the Mexican grocers have dried corn and you can make it from that.

    I hope someone proves me wrong, because I'd be very happy to find it.

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      chocodile RE: chocodile Nov 1, 2006 11:36 PM

      I was afraid that this would be the case. Maybe I should quit my day job and start a masa factory...

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        daveo RE: chocodile Nov 2, 2006 03:38 PM

        I have been asking every person that I think would know the answer to this question - after I get past the confused looks ('What would you know what to do with fresh masa?'), they all say that nobody has it.

        I, for one, would buy fresh masa from you if you started a factory.

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          shanda013 RE: chocodile Nov 2, 2006 06:41 PM

          not sure if im thinking the same thing but i usually buy masaca (for tamales, sopes, empanadas..etc..) in powder form in the hispanic section of like freddy's also winco has it as well. if this is not what your looking for disregard and good luck:)

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            extramsg RE: shanda013 Nov 2, 2006 07:01 PM

            That's masa harina, or dried masa/masa flour.

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