Have you tried making Empanadas before? Empanada is a Galician, Portuguese and Spanish word empandar- “to wrap or coat in bread.” Flaky and delicate, these delicious hand-held treats are prepared using anything from sweet, spicy to savory, and may be stuffed with meat, fruit, vegetables, seafood… almost anything you can imagine … then baked or fried.

The empanada is wrapped in a crust similar to pie crust. It contains leavening for extra “lift.”

Here’s a delicious dessert empanada recipe to try

from Bigger, Bolder Baking!

Baking Hack: Cut cold lard, butter or shortening into the flour, salt and baking powder mixture; after cutting it together, chill it again while the filling cools.

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