Not that it's a bad thing to be discovering new and ususual cuisines. In fact, I guess that's the point of this whole thing!
This week, I made empanadas. They were really, really good!
Maybe not entirely authentic...
but they still tasted amazing!
They had black bean, corn and cheese, which is a great combination, and beans are high on protein for all us vegetarians.
The original recipe called for empanada dough, but quite frankly there wasn't time.
Instead I used shortcrust pastry, and then I ran out of that, so I used puff. Just that frozen stuff you buy at the supermarket!
If I had time in future I would probably make the proper dough for a more authentic flavour, but these tasted just fine.
Shortcrust was slightly more like the real thing than puff though, so I'd recommend using that if you've got a choice.
So why not try something a bit new this week?
Black Bean and Corn Empanadas
Based on: http://southamericanfood.about.com/od/snacksstreetfood/r/cornempanadas.htm