About Me

I was a banker who pursued my passion in baking and turned it into a home-based business.I taught Home Economics (HELE) in The Learning Child in Ayala Alabang. I also was a community volunteer and taught arts and crafts and home economics to the children in Virlanie, a non-govt institution that care for streetchildren.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


This is similar to the Turnover that is known in the West. Here in Manila we call it Empanada.
The filling is savory, meat (either pork, chicken or beef) with raisins. It is fried instead of baked.

I used pork as filling.


3 pcs garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons corn oil
1/2 kilo lean ground beef
2 potatoes, diced small
1 big carrot, diced small
  1/2 cup raisins, sliced in half
2 tablespoons pickle relish

Saute the onions and garlic in the corn oil. When soft, add the ground beef and cook until
light brown. Remove fat/oil. Add the potatoes, carrots, raisins and pickle relish.Cover and
cook for 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. Occasionally, stir.

Set aside to cool.

In the meantime, make the dough.


3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 cup margarine
1 egg
4 tablespoons cold water

Mix all the dry ingredients. Cut in the margarine. When they are pea size, add the egg.
Mix in the water. Knead for 3 minutes.
Flatten with rolling pin. Get a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut into the dough.
Makes approximately 2 dozens.

Put a tablespoon and half of filling in the center.

Fold the dough over and seal the sides using the tines of a fork.

Deep fry in medium fire until golden brown.

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