Tuesday, January 11, 2011


(serves 4)

These take a little more effort, but are always a hit. The fact that you are making pastry dough outside should earn you extra points.

for the dough:
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 butter
1/3 cup reconstituted milk

nutty/fruity - 1/2 cup chopped dried fruit with 2 Tbs chopped nuts, 1 Tbs butter, 1 Tbs brown sugar

chicken curry - 1 packet chicken, 1 Tbs chopped nuts, 1 tsp curry powder, 2 Tbs shredded cheese

taco meat - 1/2 ground beef cooked with diced onion, garlic powder and a dash of tomato base

veggie - 1/2 reconstituted veggies of you choice, 2 Tbs leftover cooked quinoa, 1 Tbs. butter, 2 Tbs cheese

*mix flour, baking powder, and salt
*cut in butter and add milk slowly until dough forms a crumbly ball
*roll dough into 12 smaller balls and roll each ball into a flat 4 inch circle with you nalgene bottle or just between your hands
*place a spoonful of filling on one side of each circle and fold in half making sure to seal the edge
*heat butter or oil in a pan and fry empanandas until brown on both sides

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