This is a recipe that will take some time to get ready even though is super easy to make. So my suggestion is to make it on a Sunday, and send to school Monday and Tuesday. My kids love the empanadas so much that they wouldn’t mind bringing them for lunch a couple of days in a row.
The ingredients that yield about 20 empanadas:
1 1/4 cup of creamy swiss cheese like The Laughing Cow (around 12 wedges)
2 Tbsp of butter
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 tsp baking powder
salt to taste
Mix the cheese, butter and salt. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine until together. Make a ball, cover with plastic and leave in the fridge for one hour. To fill the empanadas, I usually cut turkey breast, mozzarella cheese and diced tomatoes. But you can use anything that you like. Open the dough with a rolling-pin, use a cup to cut circles and put a table-spoon of the filling in the middle. Close the dough circle using a little water as glue and pressing with the tip of a fork. Put the empanadas on a tray previously covered with parchment paper. Brush the empanadas with the mixture made with an egg yolk and a splash of water. Bake them in the oven at 350F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!!