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Party Food – Mini Cheese Empanadas

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Mini Cheese Empanadas – Makes 25/30
Prep time: 20’
Cook time: 20-25’


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (approx. 100 gr.)
  • 5 or 6 Pastry sheets
  • 8.5cm round cutter
  • 250 gr Four Cheese Melt or Cheese Melt or mozzarella
  • Additional parmesan
  • Salt
  • Preheat oven moderate to hot (200C/180C fan-forced).
  • Cover oven tray with baking paper
  • Cut pastry in circles with cutter (depending how you cut the pastry, you might get 5 or 6 round circles per sheet)
  • Put one teaspoon of melt cheese on the centre of each circle.
  • Dip your fingertips in water and wet half the border of the circle (this will act as glue when closing the empanada)
  • Mix 2 eggs with parmesan cheese. Season with salt.
  • Close half way the empanada. Through the opening add a teaspoon of the egg/parmesan mix. Do not over filled as it will “explode” in the oven if you do so and the empanada will end up empty.
  • Close the empanada making the classic twist (if you don’t feel comfortable doing this, don’t worry, you can choose one of the other two ways as shown in the photo).
  • Beat the remaining egg, place empanadas in tray and brush them with the egg. Sprinkle parmesan on top of empanadas
  • Cook in oven for about 20-25’ until golden.

Tip: you can cook empanadas in advance and freeze them. Take them out of the freezer 3 hours before consumption to allow defrosting. Preheat oven to moderate (180C/160 fan-forced) and heat empanadas for about 10’.
You can add small pieces of sliced ham during step 5 if desired.


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