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                                 EMPAÑADAS
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruits
                 Meats                            Kooknet
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----PASTRY-----
    2       c            All-purpose Flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
    1       t            Baking Powder
    8       tb           Margarine
    6       tb           Cold Water
    1                    Egg for glaze
                         -----SWEET FILLING-----
                         Jam, preserves, or chopped
                         -fresh fruit mixed with
                         -sugar, raisins, cinnamon,
                         -and chopped nuts.
                         -----MEAT FILLING-----
    3       tb           Oil (for frying)
    1       lb           Lean Hamburger
    2                    Garlic Cloves
    2       tb           Onion, chopped
      1/4   c            Fresh Parsley, chopped (or
                         -1 tb dried)
    3       tb           Seedless Raisins
    1                    Hard-boiled Egg, minced
   10                    Green or Black Olives, diced
      1/4   ts           Cumin
                         Salt
                         Pepper
    2       tb           Tomato Sauce
 
   PREPARE PASTRY:  In large mixing bowl, combine flour,
   salt, and baking powder.  Add cut-up margarine and mix
   together with fork or pastry blender until dough forms
   rice-sized bits.
     Add a little cold water, stir, then add more water
   as needed just until dough forms a ball.  Turn dough
   onto a piece of wax paper and press it into a ball.
   Refrigerate until filling is prepared.
   
   PREPARE FILLING:  If using fresh fruit mixture, chop
   fruit, prepare, and set aside in bowl.
     For Meat filling, add oil to frying pan along with
   chopped onion and pressed garlic.  Sauté on medium
   heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently.
     Add crumbled ground beef and cook.  Add all other
   ingredients and stir. If needed, add 1 or 2
   tablespoons water.  Cook together 3 minutes. Remove
   pan from heat and set aside.
   
   TO FORM EMPAÑADAS:  Lightly grease cookie sheet.  Work
   with a small portion of dough at a time.  Using a
   floured work surface, roll out dough to about 1/8
   thickness.  Cut dough into rounds, about 4 in
   diameter.
   
     Put a teaspoon of filling in the center of each
   dough round.  Fold half the dough over, covering the
   filling and making a half-moon shape. Press a fork,
   dipped in flour, around dough edges to seal. Brush top
   with a beaten egg for glaze.
     Bake Empañadas in a 400°  oven fro 15 to 20 minutes,
   or until golden brown.  Serve warm.  To prepare ahead,
   cool on wire racks, then wrap airtight and freeze.
   
   Makes 24 small Empanañdas.
   
   SOURCE:  S.H.A.R.E. Colorado Dec. 1994/Jan. 1995
  
 
 
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