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Art of Making Empanadas
September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join Marie as she shares her favorite Empanada with you.
Empanada is a flakey and buttery crust filled with a sweetened, tomato-based beef center–these Filipino empanadas are super flavorful hand pies.
The name empanadas comes from the word “empanar” meaning to wrap or coat in bread. Empanadas came to the Philippines by way of Spanish colonization and now have a lot of different variations. Interestingly, many Filipino empanadas are most similar to the Cuban picadillo because of its slight sweetness.
You can find empanadas baked or fried to a golden brown crisp. Some traditional ingredients include beef, chicken, seafood, and many different vegetables ranging from carrots to eggplants to potatoes which extends the filling. Philippine empanadas don’t stop at savory, but also include many sweet dessert empanadas like the Cebuano Sinudlan empanada, which has a sweet coconut center.
Marie is Filipino but born and raised in the states. Both her parents are Filipino but from different provinces of the Philippines, which makes for different takes on recipes. Both her parents loved to cook, which Marie watched and learned growing up. So, she is just as passionate about cooking as she feels it is a way of connecting with others and sharing her culture.
If you enjoyed her springroll class this past spring, you are sure to enjoy the tasty treat…Empanadas.
Ticket prices Included Ingredients. Adults 21 and over can BYOB.
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