Empenadas Recipe

These delicious treats are so easy to make!!! I made them with the family a week or so ago and am just now posting the recipe. Mom, give it a try! It's as popular here as your cinnamon rolls are there!

3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 stick margarine
1 egg
Mix all dry ingredients together, then cut in the margarine. Press together with hands until there are no more margarine chunks. Add ice cold water just a little bit at a time and knead with hands until the dough has a good consistency. Roll out and use a circle cookie cutter. Spoon jelly (for a dessert empenada) or cheese/chicken/beans (for a main course option) into the middle of each circle and fold in half. Use a fork to press the edges together. Place on a greased pan and brush the tops with egg. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Serve warm!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Sounds delicious... why don't you make up a batch and I'll be right down. =)