I spent my Saturday with Mom, she's been wanting to bake her famous pastries. Oh they are just very delicate and wonderful! So, we got everything we needed and rolled up our sleeves. They are so simple to make, and very tasty! The cream cheese gives the dough a wonderful taste. They just melt in your mouth. They are called "Empanadas" - it's a pastry with apricot filling, but you can use any other fruit filling you'd like. People from countries like Argentina and Colombia also make their version of "Empanadas", but their version is not a sweet pastry, it's filled with meat and it's savory.
Recipe for the dough:
4 sticks of butter
1 8oz cream cheese
4 cups flour
Filling = 2 cans of Solo (or any other brand) apricot filling
Topping = 1 cup sugar mixed with two sticks of cinnamon that you can grind in the mixer.
Cream together butter and cream cheese, blend in flour one cup at a time, until dough is well blended. Cover the dough in a bowl for 30 minutes to rest. Take a ball of dough, and roll into 3 inch circles, fill with approx. 1 tsp. full of filling, fold over and pinch. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Mine were perfect at 15 minutes. The tops will still look white, but the bottoms will be lightly toasted. Sprinkle with sugar mixture while they are still warm from the oven. YUM!
bake for 15 minutes, pull them out of the oven and sprinkle with sugar mixture while still hot
Angela from Cottage Magpie asked to see a picture of my foyer. Here it is Angela. This is prior to getting your beautiful pillows that now set on my bench with a throw. The wall color is Sherwin Williams - Whole Wheat
P.S. my girlfriend stopped in today, she says the pillows are much
bigger than they appear in my post.