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Spinach Cheese Empanadas

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Spinach Cheese Empanadas
Spinach Cheese Empanadas

and Olive Oyl!!

am grateful to E.C.Segar, creator of these characters.

to his Popeye and Olive Oyl, my kids, (when they were younger and did not
understand that hubby and I were hoodwinking them) ate greens as they wanted to
be like Popeye not Olive Oyl!
they will feed me the greens if I try the stunt on them.
difficult to believe my little one is in seventh and is as tall as I am. Must
tell her because I fed her Spinach.
to today’s recipe …
made this long time ago when there is fresh spinach available in the fields. Actually
I had made it for International Marathon we had. Never got round to posting it.
 I will love to “ #FireUpYourOven again for these.

Cheese Empanadas

source : here 
  • 2
    ¾cups whole wheat flour
  • 1
    cup water
  • ¾
    cup salted butter
  • 1tsp
  • Pinch
    chilli powder
  • Spinach
    Cheese Filling:
  • 1
    tbsp butter
  • 2
    tblspn olive oil
  • 3
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    tsp chilli powder
  • 200
    grms fresh spinach stems removed, washed, chiffonade
  • 1
    cup ricotta cheese
  • 225
    grms mozzarella cheese, shredded or crumbled
  • 2
    tblspn Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt
    and pepper to taste
Spinach Cheese Empanadas
Spinach Cheese Empanadas

the dough:
  • Heat
    water and butter in a small bowl over medium heat until butter has melted.
  • Mix
    flour and salt and chilli powder in a large mixing bowl.
  • Make
    a well in the Pour a little of the warm liquid in and stir with fingertips
    to make a wet paste.
  • Pour in remaining liquid and work the flour
    into the dough with your hand until you get wet, oily dough. 
  • Wrap the dough in
    plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

the filling:
  • Heat
    the butter and olive oil in a medium kadhai/wok and sauté over medium-high heat
    until melted.
  • Add
    the minced garlic and red chilli powder and sauté until the garlic becomes
  • Add
    the spinach and sauté until all the greens are wilted.
  • Remove
    from heat. Stir the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and
    cooked spinach together.
  • Season
    with salt and pepper to taste.

the empanadas:
  • Preheat
    the oven to 190°C/375°F.
  • Tear
    off pieces of dough to roll about 12 large or 24 small balls of dough.
  • Using
    a rolling pin, roll out dough balls on lightly floured surface into circles thick
    circles as too thin dough because this filling can expand and burst the pastry
    if the dough is too thin or the empanada is over-stuffed with filling.
  • Place
    2-3 tbsp of filling in the centre of each dough circle.
  • Fold
    over and press edges firmly to seal.
  • Rope,
    pinch the edges tightly.
  •  In this case, a good tight seal will also
    prevent oozing of cheese during the baking process. Place empanadas on cookie
    sheet and bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes.
  • Makes 12 large or 24 small empanadas.
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  • April 17, 2015 at 7:29 am

    After making empanadas recently, I so much like these cuties. The filling with spinach sounds wonderful…

  • April 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    I like the way you presented the empanadas, in a lunch/paper bag. Cheese and spinach is a nice filling. Yum!

  • April 17, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    My kids still love spinach and I bet they would love this filling. 🙂 Those empanadas sound yummy with that filling.

  • April 18, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Well it is difficult to feed spinach to many. Yes i am one of them but that doesn't stop me from baking these, i can always change the filling.

  • April 18, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Spinach and cheese is such a flavorful combo. Empanadas look delicious.

  • April 18, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    The empanads are looking great. I wish I could have some. Good ones

  • April 19, 2015 at 7:15 am

    lol archana, be prepared to eat greens and vegiies when they go to their new homes and invite you over for lunch 🙂 this ones look great and the combo with cheese am sure even your popeyes wont mind

  • April 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Never made these although I just try soon !! That paper bag click is so inviting :))
    And don't tell me ur LO is as tall as you ?? Wow .. Surely due to the spinach !! Lol

  • April 19, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Spinach and cheese in empanadas asking me to grab and have some, best way to sneak greens.

  • April 20, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Empanadas looks so tempting,spinach and cheese combo is always a hit at my place..

  • April 20, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I have always wanted to make empanadas, but never got a chance. Your spinach & cheese empanadas sound delicious.

  • April 21, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Archana, I have tried so hard to get mine eat showing them Popeye..it didn't help at all..only now they started liking spinach and only as palak paneer..:)..your empanadas are looking to inviting!

  • April 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Spinach and cheese is an unmistake-able combo at our place. Love those golden beauties.

  • April 25, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Love this one but I can't eat spinach.. will try with some thing elce….

  • April 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Looks very tempting arch!! my kiddos are fine with spinach as long as it is hidden inside something,or else it is a strict No No!!

  • May 4, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    What a lovely bake Archana! I made something similar and called it calzones! Love the filling 🙂

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