Well, I did find a recipe which I hoped would replicate the little crackers I was so smitten with. My efforts produced a delightful but almost breadlike product. Not at all like the one pictured on the fresh365 photo. But I am to blame for that of course. Simply put, I veered from the recipe, as I am prone to do when I follow recipes, by tweaking it and adding semolina flour instead of the whole wheat flour as well as Pace picante sauce and some extra herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and some chives. But realy I think it was the picante sauce that contributed to the far different results.
The picante sauce added texture and color to the dough.
Adding the extra cracked peppercorns.
Fresh out of the oven. They do taste good!
And well, since I already had the oven fired up, why not bake some yummy chicken pot pies, only in empanada shape. From Lucinda Scala Quinn's book "Mad Hungry".
This recipe I did follow to the letter! (Well, at least where the pie crust is concerned)
I pretty much made the filling the same, except I also added a little bit of chopped green peppers and some peas. Also added some fresh finely diced garlic and some red pepper flakes for a bit of heat. I don't think Lucinda would mind my little tweaks.
And that was my baking for today. I love the way the house smells right now. Wish I could bottle the fragrance!