Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pineapple Apricot Empanadas & $25 Hodgson Mill Giveaway

Last night I tweeted a photo of the Pineapple Apricot Empanada beauties I had concocted & promised to post the recipe today, which I'll get to in a minute but first I want to thank Hodgson Mill for inspiring me to make them and providing me with the best darn all natural Whole Wheat Flour I've ever tasted. Really, it doesn't taste like wood!

I like you guys though so I'm not going to lie to you, my mom helped me bake them. Don't judge, it's hard to write down measurements, mix, take photos & stop yourself from eating all the filling when you're on your own.

Pineapple Apricot Empanadas

3 1/2 cup Hodgson Mill All Natural Whole Wheat Flour
1 1/4 cup Hodgson Mill All Natural Bread Flour
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/4 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tbsp baking powder

2 cans crushed pineapple
1/2 cup apricot preserve
1 tbsp brown sugar

- In large bowl combine all dough ingredients together (minus bread flour) by hand. Gradually add bread flour, folding dough into itself. Dough should be stiff, hold its shape & no longer be sticky. If it is, add a bit more bread flour.

- Sprinkle some flour on flat surface and place dough on it. Roll dough back and forth until it rolls into a 4 inch thick burrito shape (sprinkle flour on flat surface if it begins to stick). Cut dough into 2 inch sections using a knife (I used my hand) and set pieces aside on floured surface.

- Grab a piece of dough, place on floured surface and using a rolling pin, flatten it out to resemble tortilla.

- In medium bowl combine the filling ingredients. Scoop about 2 spoonfuls of filling onto one side of flattened dough (avoid edges), fold other side of dough onto the filling side and secure edges by pressing them together with a fork.

- Place Empanada on a lightly greased cookie sheet and repeat above instructions on remaining dough pieces.

- Before placing them in the oven, mix 1 egg in a small bowl and brush egg onto the tops of Empanadas for a golden look. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Note: Recipe can be made w/white flour as well. Simply substitute it for the whole wheat flour & bread flour...just don't count it being as healthy ;)

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~ Giveaway Time ~

One lucky Vault reader will win a
$25 Hodgson Mill Gift Certificate

About Hodgson Mill: It's a family owned company with more than 125 years’ experience producing delicious stone ground, whole grain and organic foods made from premium quality, whole grain, including flours, corn meals, cereals, baking mixes, pastas and more. Since 1882, their family of employees has been grinding 100% whole grain to create wholesome, naturally healthy food – with no artificial preservatives, additives or colorings.

How to win
Leave only ONE comment listing ALL of the entries you completed (no multiple comments pls). There's no need to leave multiple comments, I will count them for you! Please remember the mandatory entry MUST be completed & listed before I will count any of your optional entries. Also, be sure to leave me an email address where you can be contacted.

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Giveaway will end on Thursday, December 8 @11:59pm (pst).
Winner will be chosen at random & posted the following day. Giveaway open to US residents only. For more chances to win Hodgson Mill products go here, they're giving away 50 Baker's Gift Pack's valued at $85.

(Disclosure: This giveaway is being sponsored by Hodgson Mill. I received Hodgson Mill All Natural Whole Wheat Flour & Bread Flour in order to bake an item of my choice from scratch (which will be entered into their Grain Holiday Contest) & post about it. I was not monetarily compensated for this post & the views/opinions in this post are my own.The giveaway item will be sent to the winner by Hodgson Mill, not by myself.)



  1. Looks yummy, Lin.

    I'm too lazy and too stressed out to enter, just wanted to say hello:)

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