Nicaraguan Hand-Held Pies in the Making
So what are you baking for Pi Day? A big pie, a fluffy pie, a fruit pie, or a savory pie? Well, given the numerical importance of pi, I'm thinking of making lots and lots of hand-held pies instead.
Maybe I'll make them round, like the Nicaraguan fried pies, or maybe I'll shape them into half moons, like traditional empanadas.
Perhaps, I'll fill them with something sweet or then again, I might just make them stuffed with a beef mixture of some kind. A filling made with a bit of minced beef, with olives, raisins, and hard-boiled eggs would make me happy today.
Whatever suits your fancy, will be fine. Make a pie or two, or multiply them by three hundred if you wish and have a pi-licious day!
Recipes for my favorite hand-held pies can be found in my upcoming cookbook: Empanadas: The Hand Held Pies of Latin America which will hit stores on April 21. Pre-order your own copy so you can be among the first cooks to enjoy these little pies. Ask your favorite bookstore to carry it or order it online now.
Happy Pi-Day, y'all! Watch out for my scheduled book tour dates coming up soon.
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