Empanada - own image

Empanada – own image

I’m glad that I was able to create an empanada few days ago.

For the crust:

Three cups of flour

1 piece of raw egg

1/2 cup of cold butter – I used dairy cream brand

six tablespoons of cold water

half teaspoon of baking powder

half teaspoon of salt

For the filling:

quarter kilograms of ground beef

one onion

three cloves of garlic

a teaspoon of salt

a teaspoon of basil leaves

a teaspoon of black pepper

one piece of carrot – cut into small pieces

three pieces of potatoes – cut into small pieces

a cup of green peas

four teaspoons of sugar

Cooking Method:

  1. Saute’ garlic and onion with small amount of cooking oil which is hot enough followed by the ground beef.  Wait until the beef’s color turns brown probably around five minutes.
  2. Cook the green peas, carrots and potatoes.  Sprinkle small amount of salt and pepper.
  3. Mix it with a tablespoons of sugar depending on your desired taste.
  4. Set it aside

Cooking Method for the crust:

  1. Combine the dry ingredients such as  flour, four tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, salt in the mixing bowl.  You could use a wire whisk to combine the ingredients but in my case I prefer using my own hands.
  2. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and put it on the mixing bowl.  
  3. Put small amount of water until the dough is fully formed.
  4. Divide the dough into smaller pieces forming it into spherical shape. You could use a rolling pin in this case. 
  5. Put two tablespoons of the filling onto the flattened dough.  Seal the dough and press the edges using a fork.  
  6. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit or 200 degrees Celsius. 
  7. Glaze the crust with raw egg.  Prepare the baking tray top with wax paper so that the dough will not stick on the tray.
  8. Bake the dough for twenty minutes or more. 

Empanada - own image

I’m glad that my husband like the empanada I made.