How to make it

  • Combine flour and baking powder, cut in shortening to make crumb like
  • Gadually add liquid to the dough, mixing by hand to a kneadable consistency first in the bowl and then on the counter top, kneading to a pliable dough.
  • Let dough rest on the counter 10 to 15 minutes
  • Roll out very thin.
  • Use a bottom of a floured glass as a cookie cutter. Cut out circles, reusing any remaing scraps of dough
  • Fill center of each circle with a bit of fruit, marachino cherries, other candies, chocolate etc, and fold over edges to seal in a traditional empanada shape, sealing edges very tightly.
  • Place on a greased and floured baking tray
  • Bake in a moderate hot ( 350 to 375 ) oven until golden brown.
  • Remove and place warm empanadas in a bowl of sugar and cinnamon to coat them well.
  • Makes about 200 standard size
  • Photo : recipe cut in half, filled with Nutella and coated in cinnamon and sugar

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  • kidaria 10 years ago
    I love empanadas! What a delightfully simple recipe!
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    herby ate it and said...
    Looks very intersting! thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    thanks for the recipe
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