Pastel with Meat and Cheese Filling (Pastelzinho de Carne com Queijo) Brazil vs Germany


The time has come for my final World Cup post, albeit a tad late.

I had high hopes for ‘Group A’ making all the way to the final, alas it was not meant to be.

I was going to do something sweet to end, however my recent trip to HAY (when they were at Trinity Kitchen) got me thinking about empanadas. That and the fact that I was down on the shared calendar to cook dinner!

Empanada

If you have not heard about empanadas before, they are like a cross between a pie and a pastie.

In Brazil, they have a similar snack called Pastel or Pastelzinhos, a smaller variety. These small snacks are traditionally sold as a street food snack or in bars by the half dozen.

The pastry is really easy to make, was a bit odd putting tequila in the mix but it turned out fine.

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Opting for the ‘healthier’ option we decided to bake ours, the filling was delicious, although I feel the whole dish would have been much better if I had of fried them.

I would make these again but maybe just use one of the pastry alternatives mentioned in the recipe I used, which is below.

http://www.cynthiapresser.com/recipe-blog/appetizers-a-starters/286-pastel-with-meat-and-cheese-filling-pastelzinho-de-carne-com-queijo

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