Baked Empanada

Dessert

Mar

12

Baked Empanada

Ingredients

Dough Ingredients

  • 6 cups all purpose flour
  • 8 tablespoons refined sugar
  • 12 tablespoons water, cold
  • 2 pieces eggs,raw
  • 2 cups butter, cold
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling Ingredients

  • 3/4 kilo pork, ground
  • 3/4 kilo chicken, ground
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup potato, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 cup chayote,diced
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoon cooking oil

Cookbook Lingo

     Pound

To break down and crush a food by hitting it repeatedly.

Source: tipnut.com

Steps:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar and baking powder. Blend well
  2. Add the butter, evaporated milk, eggs and water. Mix the ingredients thoroughly
  3. Pour the mixture on invidual molds
  4. Put a small portion of the melted chocolate on top of the batter.
  5. Stir the batter for 3 rounds using toothpick or barbeque stick
  6. If cheddar cheese, put on top of the batter. For quick melt cheese put it later after steaming

Cooking The Filling

  1. Pour the cooking oil in a pan
  2. Once it's hot, saute the garlic and onions
  3. Put the chicken and pork meat then cook until it turns brown
  4. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 10 minutes
  5. Put in the carrots, potatos and choyote and simmer for another 5 minutes
  6. Add the green peas, rasins and sugar and let is simmer for 5 minutes
  7. Sprinkle the salt and pepper
  8. Put of the heat, and drain the excess liquid

Making The Dough

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  2. Mix it well using a wire whisk
  3. Cut the butter into small thin pieces and place in the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Make sure the butter is sold and cold before doing this
  4. Add water gradually and mix all the ingredients thoroughly until the dough is formed. If you don't want to mix it manually, you may use a pastry blender to ease the process
  5. Divide the dough into small pieces by getting a piece from the whole mixture
  6. Roll it in your hand until a spherical shape is formed. Make the rest of these from the remaining mixture
  7. Set aside in a cool place for at least 20 minutes.
  8. Flatten the spherical dough by pressing it with palm againsts a flat surface
  9. Use a rolling pin to flatten it fully while creating a round shape
  10. Put a portion of the filling in the middle of the flattened dough
  11. Fold the dough until the opposite ends meet like a half moon
  12. Press the edges to seal
  13. After all the fillings are consumed, crack the eggs and separate the white from yolk
  14. Mix the egg white lightly and mix a little water. Glaze the crust by brushing the egg wash
  15. Put a wax paper on the baking tray or grease the baking tray
  16. Arrange the sealed doughs

Baking

  1. Pre-heat oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes
  2. Bake the sealed doughs for 20 minutes at the same temperature
  3. Remove from the oven
  4. Serve hot.

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