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Spanish recipes – empanadas

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I promised you some recipes.
We lunched at fish restaurant next to the wholesale fish market,delicious!
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Well I found an old Time Life book in the house Eating in the world – Spain.
I remember these books they where very popular in the 60’s and published in many languages.
The book gave a history and photos of the country and it different cuisine and a small ring bound recipe book gave a few recipes for each chapter , fish, meat etc.
Here follow some recipes I have made over the years in my Cosmo cooking series and in special presentations
Spanish empanadas
First the pastry, rather like a rough puff in the time life books they made it by adding 1 pkt of dried yeast to 300grams of flour with a little sugar, olive oil and mixing with 2 ¼ dl of warm water and milk mixed together. A sort of bread dough
Empanada pastry, here follows my recipe rather like rough puff. Nowadays I expect puff pastry is used
Ingredients:
savoury:
750 g unbleached flour
7,5 ml salt
180 ml cold water
20 ml vinegar
2 egg yolks
200 g lard, softened
Method:
Mix the flour in a large bowl with the salt, then incorporate the water, vinegar and egg yolks and work with your hands until the dough forms a smooth ball. Let sit for 30 minutes covered with plastic wrap.
Roll the dough into a 25 x 35 cms rectangle. With a rubber spatula spread 1/3 of the lard over the dough. With the aid of a knife, fold one side over the top, then fold over the other side, business-letter fashion. Wrap again in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Repeat, using another 1/3 of the lard, refrigerate 15 minutes more, and repeat a third time, leaving the dough refrigerated this time for 1 hour. The dough is better still if refrigerated overnight. (May be frozen)
Sweet pastry, for this the raising agent baking powder
200 g flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 ml baking powder
75 g lard or shortening
2-3 tablespoons cold water
Do the flour, salt and baking powder in the bowl of the Magimix. Add the cold lard or shortening and process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Gradually add the ice cold water until a dough is formed.
a few recipes to be found in later in pats pantry

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