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Old 08-15-2012, 09:23 AM   #31
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Margi,
Thank you for the quick reply. I feel like I'm finally getting somewhere!

I have been Googling the Spanish pastry filling and came up with the Gallego version, but that's not it. As I recall they were small, individual pastries that looked like they had been baked in small loaf pan. Of course, in my Google travels I "stumbled upon" DiscussCooking and I thought, perfect place to continue my search.

Can't provide a foto as the last time I had this was - well, over thirty years ago! I'm willing to experiment with variations.

The pasteleria was downstairs from our apartment on Pedro Muguruza, which, yes, was around the Cuzco/San Bernabeu area; I mean, I used to walk to the Cuzco hotel and the stadium from our residence, although it wasn't exactly a short walk. Now that I think about it, the pasteleria was also a restaurant. Fabulous croissants, too.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:35 AM   #32
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Cocas: Mallorquin Sweet Pastry Empada

Patsa,

I am veered toward Cocas, sweet pastry dough called empada which is empanada in Spanish ... The toppings can be sweet and extremely varied ...

I tend to prefer the savoury traditional from Santiago de Compostela, with tuna and bell pepper, tomato, garlic, smoked cayenne paprika, and grelos which are an indigenious type of beetroot top ( greens ) and spring onion.

Is it an empanada ? which means Empanar : to wrap and coat or cover in bread or dough and to bake in a pastry covering ...

COCA: is usually like a large rectangular Pizza without cheese however, and is covered in desired ingredients and baked --- can be sweet or savoury ---

We shall locate your sweet tooth pleasure, however, after 5th September, because we are at our apartment in Puglia Italia until the 4th or 5th ...


*** Sweet Empanada Dough

3 tlbps water
2 eggs
2 sticks butter sweet
pinch of salt to taste
1/4 cup sugar
3 cups flour all purpose



Best regards. Margaux.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:40 AM   #33
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Description: Small Sweet Empanada

Just got your reply ... and thus, now I know we are hunting for a small sweet empanada ...

I am on the Gargano Peninsula where we have our apartment and shall not be in Madrid until 4th or 5th September ... However, when I arrive in Madrid, I shall plan a walk over to the streets you have mentioned and with a colleague journalist, we shall find the Bakery, which is still open ...

I also have numerous Spanish cookbks at home, however, not here in Gargano.

So, patience and I shall do what we can to assist.

Kind regards.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #34
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Spanish Pastry Filling

Margaux,
Many thanks for the dough recipe. I think you misunderstood me; I am looking for a savory pastry. It is a savory filling, not sweet. Either with meat or tuna, and with pine nuts and currants. (It maybe even had azafran in it.)

That sounds like a lot of trouble you would incur on my behalf, so please don't feel that you must - unless you like the thrill of the hunt!

I wish I could go look myself.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:49 AM   #35
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Hi Patsa,
Welcome to DC.

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:54 AM   #36
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Thanks so much

Josie,
Thank you for the welcome! I just stumbled across this forum when searching for a recipe of a savory Spanish pastry filling I had in my youth. Any miniscule free time I have, I look for recipes.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:03 AM   #37
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Patsa,

We live walkable or just a bit south of Santiago Bernabeu and to the east ...

Okay, now I took down the notes: savoury pastry with tuna, currants and pinenuts ... Or a meat variety with same ingredients, currants and pinenuts ...

It is an empanada or empada in Galician and Portuguese.

Have nice evening,
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:08 AM   #38
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Thank you so much, Margaux.
To make it easier: The place was located on Pedro Muguruza.

It's still morning here, so el almuerzo is still a couple of hours away.

Saluti,
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #39
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Empanadillas

Buonasera, Buenas Tardes, Good Afternoon,

I have found a recipe in Spanish from Ms. Simone Ortega: Volume 1 of:

1,080 Recetas de Cocina ...

The Dough:

300 grams all purpose flour
25 grams butter
2 tblps. Evoo = extra virgin olive oil light ( for example: 100% Hojiblanca Olive Variety )
1 egg
salt to taste
1 glass water
seasonings to taste

The Filling:

1 medium size onion minced finely and sautéed in Evoo 6 mins. until transparent

ground pork or Spanish Ham or Chicken or Tuna

baguette style bread: one day old breadcrumbs from baguette breaded

nutmeg, parsley, currants, pinenuts

Combine all and fill the empanadillas ...

I thank you for your lovely note, and all my best until we return to Madrid Capital ... we shall walk over to Calle Pedro Mugruza and see what we can do and take some photos and Post them.

Hope this recipe from Simone, can assist in meantime ...

I am also going to check with a well known Chef client and friend, and see what recipes he recommends.

Best Regards,
Ciao. Margaux.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #40
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Muchisimas gracias, Margaux: I'm so excited! I'm going to try the recipe this weekend (as, alas, I have no time during the week to putz in the kitchen).

Lo voy a pasar bomba! (And I look forward to seeing fotos.)

Ciao.
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