- 500g Bakers flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp Anchor unsalted butter
- 200ml Anchor Full cream milk
- 125ml water
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 100g Valumetric grated cheese OR Mainland Tasty Grated cheese
- Vegetable oil, for frying
You will need:
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder,baking soda, and sugar.
Gently mix the butter into the flour.
Place the milk and water in a saucepan and heat until almost boiling.
Stir the hot liquid into the flour mixture. Add more water (1 tablespoon at a time) if the mixture seems too dry and crumbly, alternatively add more flour if the mixture is too wet and sticky.
Knead dough gently until well mixed – do not overwork the dough.
Divide dough into 18 portions and roll each piece into a ball. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes, then roll each ball of dough into a 6–7 inch circle.
Building the Empanada
- 1portion rolled Empanada Dough circle
- 250g egg wash
- 30g Valumetric grated cheese or Mainland Tasty grated cheese
- 50g Filling of your choice
- Oil for deep frying
- Salt, to season
You will need:
Place 30g of cheese & 50g filling in the centre of each dough circle.
Fold the dough in half over the filling to form a semicircle.
Press down firmly along edges to seal, pinch and fold edges.
Deep fry at 170°C until golden brown, or oven bake at 200°C for 12–15 minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Serve with side of Coriander Cream dipping sauce.
Products used in this recipe
Valumetric Cheese Grated
Valumetric Grated is a bulk cheese with a blend of cheddar and other yellow cheeses, giving it a medium cheddar flavour and providing good quality at an affordable price.
Anchor™ UHT Full Cream Milk
Anchor™ UHT milk has been ultra-heat treated so it has an extra-long shelf life. With the full-bodied taste of fresh milk, it’s also a source of protein to help maintain muscles* and is packed with calcium to help build strong bones*. And because it’s able to be stored in the cupboard before opening, it’s a handy back-up for those surprise visitors or impromptu baking sessions.
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with Kāpiti Kikorangi, candied walnut & honeycomb These little cheesy morsels are the perfect party canapé that can be made well in advance ready for everyone to enjoy. The toasty oat texture crunch of the base, the smooth creaminess of the Kikorangi & cream cheese topping, honey & walnuts pairs wonderfully to give you that sweet, salty taste explosion