07 Sep

An empanada is a baked or fried pasty, consisting of pastry and filling, in Latin American and Filipino cultures. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, and literally translates as "enbreaded", that is, wrapped or coated in bread. Empanadas are made by folding dough over a stuffing, which may consist of meat, cheese, corn, or other ingredients. Colombian empanadas are made of maize flour & are fried, whereas Chilean empanadas are made from wheat flour and are baked.