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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Portrait of a Boy . . . and Empanadas #2




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Laredo . . . here we come again!

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Little pastry appetizers are very nice . . . but then you’ve still got to get dinner.

The thing I like about large empanadas is that, pair a couple of them with a salad, and you’ve got a lovely meal.  So worthwhile.  

AN EASY FILLING FOR EMPANADAS:

Combine 1 ½ cups of pulled pork with ¼ cup BBQ sauce.             
Dough for EMPANADAS:  this  recipe is easy and worked really well:  
2 cups flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter
 water

·        In food processor, mix the flour, sugar, and salt.
·        Add butter and pulse to mix in well.
·        Measure 2/3 cup water BUT mix in only a few tablespoons at a time until a ball of dough forms.
  Divide dough into 8 equal pieces.
·        Roll each piece into a ball in your hands and flatten with the palm of your hand.
·        With rolling pin, roll pieces dough out on counter into 6 inch circles.
·        Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
·        Prepare egg wash by beating another egg yolk with a tablespoon of water.

For pictures and further instructions see my blog post: