mushroom empanadas

mushroom empanadas

A little while ago I was contacted by Mushrooms Canada to come up with a recipe using mushrooms for their upcoming Mushroom Masters contest – a little friendly food competition where each week this month 3 food bloggers battle it out with their own unique recipes. I was picked for the button mushroom round and came up with these tasty mushroom empanadas. The mushrooms are sauteed with garlic, fresh herbs and a splash of wine and cream and then wrapped in a beautiful and flaky whole wheat pastry.

You can find the recipe over at the Mushrooms Canada Blog and you can vote for my little pocket pastry empanada to win over at Tastespotting. Voting closes soon, so please go and vote today! I’d really appreciate it. Thanks!!

In the spirit of full disclosure, I was paid a fee for my recipe and photos.

17 comments to “mushroom empanadas”

  1. 1
    Foodie in Berlin   September 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Empanades are like English Cornish Pies? Or Greek Cheese Pies? I love food that you can eat with one hand, while you do something else with the other one. I am all about multi-tasking! : )

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    radioactivegan   September 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    I voted for you; your recipe does look the best. Good luck!

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    Julie   September 7, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    An easy choice in terms of the voting. Your recipe looks like a winner!

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    Jen   September 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Fabulous! Going to vote now. With an Argentina husband, empanadas are very important in our family – look forward to trying yours.

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    Thea | mon ami   September 7, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    These sound amazing!

    you have my vote, good luck

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    Joanne   September 8, 2010 at 3:14 am

    Good luck! These truly sound delicious. I’m recently beginning to be obsessed with empanadas…what perfect timing!

    I’m off to vote for you!

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    Jessie   September 8, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Yumnyumnyumnyumnyummy! (please read it the cookie monster way) I LOVE mushrooms! in fact, i think i’ll try use some Chinese and Japanese mushrooms in my version, just to see what it’s like 😀

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    kickpleat   September 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Foodie Berlin, yes, much like a cornish pastry. Little pockets of loveliness!

    Thanks radioactivegan & Julie, I appreciate the vote!

    Jen, these were very delicious – don’t know how traditional they are, but super tasty regardless! Thanks.

    Thanks Thea 🙂

    Joanne, it’s the pastry for these that is truly special. I’ll use it again as a standard pie dough since it was so easy and awesome. Thanks!

    I think your subs would be great, thanks Jessie!

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    Bijoux   September 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Must make these! There’s a bagel shop near work and on occasion when my brown bag lunch isn’t quite cutting it, I skip down to ‘What a Bagel’ and get a cheese and mushroom burek, a flaky pastry hand pie. Oh, bliss! Yes, I most certainly must make these soon! Yum!

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    Michele   September 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Its moments like these I wish I could eat wheat! I miss pastry SO much and those look delish!

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    redmenace   September 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Wonderful. Congratulations! I love mushrooms, but I love mushroom empanadas even more. Yum!

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    kickpleat   September 9, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Bijoux, hand pies are bliss! Yes, make this and you can create any kind of filling (though I was particularly partial to the shrooms!)

    Michele, I’m sure there are plenty of great gluten-free crusts: check out gluten-free girl!

    Thanks redmenace, I haven’t won yet, but it was nice to be asked 🙂

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    Sues   September 9, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I’ve always wanted to make my own empanadas and, of course, I’m a sucker for anything with mushrooms. These look delicious!

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    Payal   September 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Not specifically related to this post, but I wanted to let you know that I love your blog. Especially love your veggie plates!

    Thanks for all the recipes!

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    kickpleat   September 10, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks Sues, they are very much delicious & got eaten up quickly.

    Thanks Payal, I love to hear that!

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    Ashley   September 20, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Oh my, I could happily eat a plate of those for dinner!

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    kickpleat   September 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Ashley, me too! And I probably did 🙂

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