Tuesday, 2 July 2013

HAM CHEESE PASTY (EMPANADA) / VEGAN FRIENDLY (JULY MENU)


WIKI NOTE: An empanada is a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried. Empanadas trace back their origins to Portugal and Galicia, the northwest region of Spain. The name comes from the Galician, Portuguese, and Spanish verb empanar, meaning to wrap or coat in bread.

HAM CHEESE EMPANADA OR PASTY 

YOU WILL NEED: *vegan recipe
2 sheets of puff pastry /*vegan puff pastry
1 egg /*soy milk
3 tomatoes
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
200g of sliced cheese /*vegan cheese
200g of sliced ​​cooked ham /*vegan ham slices
Oregano, to taste
Salt, to taste

LET´S COOK!
1. Preheat the oven to 180º C. Cover the baking pan (square shape) with baking paper.
2. Roll out one sheet of puff pastry with floured rolling pin. Cover the baking pan with the puff pastry.
3. Prick the surface of the puff pastry randomly with a fork. Bake for around 15 minutes.
4. Remove the baking pan. Spread the tomato sauce covering the puff pastry surface.
NOTE: leave a margin of 2 cm unfilled around the edge, so the pasty can be closed on the unfilled margin.
5.First, cover it with a layer of sliced ​​cooked ham. Second, cover the layer of sliced ​​cooked ham with a layer of slice cheese.
6. Wash the tomatoes well and slice thinly. Cover the layer of slice cheese with the slices of tomato. Sprinke oregano.
7. Roll out the other sheet of puff pastry with floured rolling pin. Cover the top of the baking pan with the puff pastry. Press the puff pastry with a fork around the edges. That way the sheets of puff pastry are joined.
8. Beat an egg or soy milk and brush it on the top of puff pastry. Prick the surface of the puff pastry randomly with a fork. Make a small hole in the middle of the surface.
9. Bake for around 30 minutes until the pastry is golden.
10. Remove the baking pan. Let it cool for a while.
11. Cut the pasty in big squares. Serve warm or cold.

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