|Empanadas de Calabaza|
It all started with Rachael Ray and her wonderful show 30 minute meals. The particular episode that I picked up was in preparation for Halloween. On the menu were two particularly delectable items; Green Garlic Bread and Pumkin Pasta. So what does this have to do with Pumpkin Turnovers? Simple, I purchased too much pumpkin. I ended up making both the pumpkin pasta as well as the green garlic bread and they were both quite a hit but I didn't take any pictures so that will have to wait for another post. Sorry for getting your hopes up on that one. If you are in a hurry just follow the links, Rachael surely does it better than I do, although I have a slightly different take on the pumpkin pasta.
Having made pumpkin pasta I found that I had a half a can (8 oz) of pumpkin available. I decided that I should make some pumpkin oat cookies. Again this is just back story as I didn't take any pictures and I completely winged the recipe. So I took the cookies to work to share and here is where we actually get to the turnovers. One of my co-workers shared that one of her favorite pumpkin related treats were these emapanadas de calabaza. So good for you for sticking with me through all that.
So here is where I found the recipe for empanadas de calabaza. I did very minor substitutions to this recipe only switching out the white flour for 1 part white flour for 3 parts whole wheat flour. I also found that I have no crushed anise and substituted caraway seeds. Finally I added 1/8 tsp of cayan pepper. The recipe otherwise worked 100% and was a big hit around home.
This weekend I plan to make the green garlic bread and pumpkin pasta again and take pictures for your benefit. I will also publish my pumpkin oat cookies recipe.