photo by Bauline Baker
- Ready In:
- Cream butter and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl until well blended and smooth; add the flour and beat well.
- Shape the dough into a smooth ball, wrap in cling film, and chill in the fridge for 8 hours.
- Remove dough from refrigerator 20 minutes before using and preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, gas mark 5.
- Lightly flour a work surface and roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thick; cut into circles using a 3-inch biscuit cutter.
- Place a small spoonful of jam in centre of each circle, moisten edges with water then fold over to form a half circle and press the edges together.
- Place on un-greased baking sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes; while the empanadas are baking mix the sugar and cinnamon together.
- Remove from the oven and immediately roll in the cinnamon sugar.
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I made these again and figured they needed an updated review. For such a tasty dough it is very easy to make with minimal fuss. "Nice and flaky, not too sweet" is how my wife describes the dough. I put some white sugar in the coffee grinder to make it fine, which worked well. For the filling, I cooked some frozen berries and chopped apple in a pot and added some sugar and cornstarch to make it jammy. They are delicious when they're still warm from the oven. I added some photos. Thanks again.
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I live with my husband and 2 cats in Worcester Park; a quiet typical 1930s suburb (which no one has ever heard of!) about 12 miles South West of London. I'm a fair weather gardener and as my husband is a vegetarian I grow a few easy vegetables, such as tomatoes and peppers, mainly in containers. My husband loves growing flowers, the brighter the better, and we have a pretty garden as a result. Our cats, Araminta and Purrl, like it too! I do a lot of cooking and try to keep our diet as healthy and varied as possible. Although I work full time, I use very little in the way of pre-prepared foods. This is partly because of the limited choice of vegetarian meals, which I think are overpriced anyway; but mainly because I like to know what goes in my food! I love using the Internet for all the great ideas it gives me. Last year I participated in the Zaar World Tour (under my previous public name Caroline Blakey), which was great. Mr B and I tried lots of new foods and discovered new favourite meals. Researching recipes for the Tour was really interesting, however as I didn't have time to try them all, some were posted untested. I'm still working my way very slowly through them. To make matters worse I keep seeing other recipes I want to save and have also participated in Zaar world Tour II. So many recipes, so little time to make them! <img src="http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b112/kzbhansen/Banners/Animation3.gif"> My 'rules' for posting recipes are a) if I wouldn't make a particular recipe, I won't post it and b) if my husband wouldn't eat it, I won't post it. This means that all my recipes are vegetarian friendly. As you will see from the number of recipes saved in my cookbooks, I particularly enjoy making jams and chutneys; I'd say it was one of my favourite hobbies. We always have a good supply of home preserves; my friends and work colleagues are well supplied too. If we won the lottery (say £5m, as a good number) we'd like to give up work, move to the country and buy a place with a bit of land. In my dreams this would be a manor house or old vicarage, with a walled garden, an orchard where I could keep hens, a vegetable garden, etc, etc, etc! In my more realistic moments (the £1m win perhaps) I would like to run a B&B, perhaps offering Vegetarian taster weekends. Luckily it costs nothing to dream.......I’d also love more time to read, do embroidery, learn a language, see more of the countryside; and of course play on Zaar.