Ninfa's Banana Empanadas - Empanadas De Platanos

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • To make dough: Measure flour and sugar into bowl; stir to mix.
  • Add fat and thoroughly work it into the flour.
  • Dissolve salt in water (mix with egg yolk, if using), and add to flour mixture; mix to form a medium-stiff dough.
  • Knead for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Divide dough into about 8 to 10 equal parts, roll into balls, cover with plastic wrap and let sit for about 20 to 30 minutes to rest.
  • For each empanada, roll a ball of dough into a flat round, tortilla- shape, about 8 inches in diameter (use a tortilla press, if available).
  • Place on a hot pan and cook briefly on one side.
  • On the center of the tortilla, with the cooked side to the inside, put bananas, raisins, pecans and honey.
  • With a small pastry brush, brush egg white around the edges and fold it over to form a half-moon shape.
  • Press around the edges to seal with a fork.
  • Pour oil to a depth of 1 1/2 inches into a wide frying pan and heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Fry empanadas for 2 minutes, turning as necessary, until golden brown.
  • Remove from oil and let drain.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over top, then cinnamon.
  • Garnish with banana slices, pecans, and raisins.
  • Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, top with the cherry and accompany with a pitcher of warm cajeta (caramel) sauce.
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