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!
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.
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.Brazil > empanadas > Hay > pastel