They say practice makes perfect. I cooked a lot over the past few days. I made steamed mussels in a mustard and white wine sauce, chicken stock, chicken parm and I wanted to try the fresh pasta dough that I made for my friends the weekend before and it came out better this time around. I cut the recipe in half and the dough was easier to manage. I plan to do this a few more times until I get a better handle of it. Perfecting my mothers pastry dough has been on my list and I thought I would try that like I did with the pasta – I cut the recipe in half (the recipe is posted in my list of recipes).
I decided to make empanda’s filled with Guava paste and cream cheese :). I made half of the dough recipe and filled with guava paste and cream cheese. The amount of guava paste and cream cheese depends on the size of the empanada’s. I made small ones and used about a teaspoon of each. Crimp the ends with a fork and brush egg wash over it and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. It came out good, but I plan to try again this weekend to compare. Have a good week!