Someviki (Hopi Cornbread-Tamale)

      Title: Someviki
 Categories: Native, Pixel
      5 rounded tb culinary ash (chamisa preferred)
      1 c finely ground blue cornmeal
      3/4 c granulated sugar
      5 1/2 c boiling water
      30 corn husks that have been soaked in very hot water for 10-15 minutes    
         Mix ashes with 1 1/2 cups boiling water and set aside.  Measure cornmeal and
 sugar into a bowl.  Add 4 cups of boiling water to dry ingredients, stirring constantly. 
 Pour a cup or more of ash water through a strainer into dough, until dough is distinctly
 blue in color.  Put 2 heaping tablespoons of dough on each corn husk and fold husks 
 around dough, sides first and then ends.  Secure with string made from corn husks.
 Drop husk-wrapped dough into a large pot of boiling water.  Cover and simmer for 20-25 
 minutes, and drain.

 If culinary ash is not available, add some blue food coloring instead of ash to 1 1/2 cups
 of boiling water, then follow directions as for ash water.

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