Do You Love Empanada?

@thelme55 (15059)
Germany
February 28, 2017 10:44am CST
Yes, I do. Yesterday, I accompanied some relatives visiting a relative whom I don't really know well. This relative served a lot of food and one of those were Empanadas. Empanada is a stuffed pastry. It has been a long time since I last eaten Empanada. It was delicious and savoury that I have eaten 2 pieces besides other snacks. Thinking about the Empanada, I made some today and boy they were delicious. Believe me or not. It was the first time I made this snack. I didn't want it savoury but sweet. I googled how to make the pastry. I already had the taste of apple, raisins and cinnamon in my mind when thinking about the filling. I thought I could make the Apfelstrudel filling for the Empanada but I didn't have some of the ingredients and so I was creative again. As always when I baked. I filled the Empanada pastry with cooked grated apples, raisins, butter, sugar and cinnamon. The kitchen smelt Christmas because of the cinnamon spice. Instead of frying the Empanadas, I baked them in the oven. Do you like Empanada? Savoury or sweet? What kind of Empanada have you eaten? I am sure I will make this snack again and maybe with pineapple filling. What do you think? Anyway, have a successful new month of March. Time flies so fast.
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@DianneN (85355)
• United States
28 Feb 17
I've had them stuffed with meat. You are such a good baker, that I'd be willing to try any of your sweet ones.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
1 Mar 17
Thank you Dianne. I will try with meat next time I make them.
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@DianneN (85355)
• United States
2 Mar 17
@thelme55 Your welcome. Make some extras for me!
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
2 Mar 17
@DianneN sure I will. I will eat them for you.
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@Corbin5 (116530)
• United States
28 Feb 17
I am not sure I have tried an Empanada, but the ones you made sound delicious!
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
1 Mar 17
Yes, it was delicious. I have made 2 dozens of Empanada and I have put some in the fridge. They are yummy as well when eaten cold from the fridge. Thanks @Corbin5
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• New Delhi, India
28 Feb 17
I never heard about it. Thanks for sharing
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
1 Mar 17
You have this food in your country @amitkokiladitya. I think you called it Samosa.
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• New Delhi, India
2 Mar 17
@thelme55 is it? But they are not sweet. They are spicy
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
2 Mar 17
@amitkokiladitya yes, I know and savoury too. You can make a sweet filling for this food.
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
1 Mar 17
I don't have many opportunities to eat empanadas but when I do, I enjoy them.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
1 Mar 17
That is good @BelleStarr. Do you buy Empanada in the Mexican store?
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@BelleStarr (39695)
• United States
2 Mar 17
@thelme55 Yes it was in San Antonio Texas the last time I had them and it was at the Mercado.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Mar 17
I don't think I've ever had these but they sound nice.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
1 Mar 17
Yes, they are nice @JudyEv. If you have Spanish, Mexican or Puertorican restaurant there, they might be selling this yummy food.
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@JudyEv (134904)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Mar 17
@thelme55 I'll look out for them. We sometimes have food markets in the city on special occasions.
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@Gillygirl (17372)
• Sutton, England
28 Feb 17
I haven't heard of them but they sound delicious. I would love to try one.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
1 Mar 17
Yes, they are delicious @Gillygirl. I wish I can give you one
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@Gillygirl (17372)
• Sutton, England
1 Mar 17
@thelme55 Thank you that is so nice of you.
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@Kandae11 (40368)
1 Mar 17
First time I am hearing of it - but it sounds very appetizing.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
1 Mar 17
Yes, it does. I have eaten 3 pieces just now and I think I am good without dinner. Thanks @Kandae11
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@LadyDuck (177154)
• Switzerland
1 Mar 17
I like savory empanadas more than the sweet version.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
2 Mar 17
I love the savoury version too @LadyDuck. I will make the meat and veggies version next time.
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@LadyDuck (177154)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 17
@thelme55 The meat stuffed empanadas (Argentinan style) are my favorite.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
2 Mar 17
@LadyDuck what are the stuffing / filling in an Argentinian empanada?
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@ridingbet (59658)
• Philippines
3 Mar 17
i love empanada especially those from Ilocos. they are full, and the dough is not thick.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
6 Mar 17
What is inside the Ilocano Empanada @ridingbet?
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@ridingbet (59658)
• Philippines
7 Mar 17
@thelme55 the usual, my friend. lots of minced pork meat, carrots, potatoes, raisins, pepper and salt to taste. and it fills the dough, that a bite can give out its contents. i don't know if there are more ingredients now.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
7 Mar 17
@ridingbet thanks for sharing. I will be trying your Ilocano empanada.
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@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
2 Mar 17
I've never had a sweet one. I eat them spicy with meat and cheese.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
5 Mar 17
Spicy one are also delicious @Tampa_girl7
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@Tampa_girl7 (26237)
• United States
5 Mar 17
@thelme55 yes they are
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@sunrisefan (20211)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
I love empanada and I'd love it if you sent me some, Ms. Thelma, hahaha!
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
5 Mar 17
it will get spoiled before it arrives to you @sunrisefan
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@sunrisefan (20211)
• Philippines
5 Mar 17
@thelme55 Hahaha!
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Yes, I love empanada. The mixture of the mixed ingredients to make up the fillings tastes so well. I am not much into a sweet empanada though. But reading your post of putting some cinnamon, makes me wanna have a taste of that . But of course , it has a meat on it , right?
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
5 Mar 17
No, it has no meat at all in the apple cinnamon empanada @SIMPLYD. I will try next time with Longganisa in it though. Thinking of this food makes me hungry again.
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
6 Mar 17
@thelme55 Oh it seems so delicious, knowing that there is apple and cinnamon. Makes me want to have one now. I guess putting longganisa will make it so delicious.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 17
I've never made them but I've certainly eaten them. I've never called them by that name though, we call them apple turnovers (ot whatever the filling is).
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
5 Mar 17
Yes, it is called apple turnovers in your country @jaboUK
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
2 Mar 17
Empanada is one of my favorite comfort food. I both love the savory and sweet. I love the chicken empanada more than other meat fillings. I love sweet apple pies too. Are they easy to make?
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• United States
1 Mar 17
I had something similar but it was filled with meat and it was delicious.
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@thelme55 (15059)
• Germany
2 Mar 17
Yes, it is yummy. When you make a sweet filling for empanada instead of meat, then it's your dessert @Montecristodog.
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