Appetisers, Main Dishes, Snacks

Beef and Potato Empanadas

Beef and potato puff

When I first mentioned to 3 friends that I was going to make beef and potato empanadas, only 1 of them heard me right. Whereas Sophie heard ‘beef potato and empanadas’, Andrew and David heard ‘beef, potato and bananas’. They thought I was going to make some sort of exotic pie. Although it is an entertaining idea that I might try out one day, I stuck with beef and potato empanadas in the end.

A main incentive for me to try making these was because I had two sheets of puff pastry left over from a previous kitchen adventure that I had to use, as well as chicken stock which was just sitting there in the pantry. …Now that I think about it, I didn’t really make empanadas like I said I was going to; I made beef and potato puffs.

Nevertheless I would definitely make these again! My family really liked these puffs! The only thing I miscalculated was the ratio of pastry sheet to beef & potato filling I had. It was like 1 : 5 o_O (more on that below)

As an amateur cook who is still very much learning, I think these puffs are relatively simple to make but they taste really, really good. Continue reading

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Babaloobah!

Hello, new wordpress!

So the intention of this wp is for it to be my extension to the tumblr ‘ACulinaryAffair.tumblr.com.‘ I run with my friend. I love tumblr but it’s frustrating that all pictures posted in one post has to all be at the top and not staggered throughout the whole post. I’m still not sure whether I want to keep this entirely food focused, or something similar to my old wp, even if I did choose the url with food in mind. We’ll see.

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