Or Sweet Hand Pies…
This “empanadas” are really delicious, My Aunt Lucy used to make them all the time, and she shared this recipe with my Mom.
It was until a couple of months ago when my mom and myself gave them a try, I was a little nervous about it, because the recipe calls for beer, I was like what? that’s so weird! I personally don’t like the smell of beer, but really havent got the chance to “hate it” cause my dad doesn’t drink.
So my mom and I bought all the ingredients and made them.
The result? Delicious, really soft and the dough tastes really good, I feel that the sugar and cinnamon play a huge part on it. You can have the fillings that you want! We Filled some with Dulce de leche, and most of the dulce de leche came out of it and made a mess! (they were still delicious though) So I would recommend filling them with Jam. We are making them this weekend and filling them with strawberry, and pineapple jam! So we are really excited!
1 Kilo all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 kilo of shortening
1 12 fl.oz beer we used the heineken brand
For the filling we used: Fig Jam
For the Cinnamon and Sugar:
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 tablespoon Cinnamon (or depending on your likes for cinnamon)
On a bowl add the flour,salt,sugar,baking powder and shortening, cream together and add the beer a little at a time until forming a ball.
Preheat oven to 350°F
Let it rest for about 15-20 minutes covered on film paper.
Now roll some of the dough so you can cut circles and add a little bit of jam, fold in half, press edges together and crimp with a fork. place them on a Pyrex.
Bake the empanadas until golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Roll them in Sugar and Cinnamon
Transfer to a wire rack and let cool, Serve warm or at room temperature.
Source: My Dear Aunt Lucy