Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Empanadas, Auckland

We have met some great travellers here in Auckland, and it’s always fascinating to hear where they have been and where they plan on going next. There is always something to learn, and this past weekend was a great example of this. Two of my co-workers, Poppy and Griselle, have a new business of making delicious empanadas infusing each of their backgrounds. Poppy is from Argentina and Griselle is from Mexico - together they have created MEXART. It only took a little begging from Jeff and they had us over for some cooking lessons...

These lovely ladies will make any filling you like, but below are pictures of their beef empanadas. The recipe is top secret, and they make the flakiest pastry!!!

They are reasonably priced and made fresh to order if you are in the Auckland area: mexartnz@yahoo.co.nz

Nothing goes to waste. The left over pastry was used to make dessert – because like me, these ladies like something sweet after every meal. We were destined to be friends!

Thanks again for the lesson. Jeff will keep your secret for one year...


  1. Looks like a fun day cooking! Tasty too.

  2. Mmmm... love empanadas! Got hooked in Chile. Those ones look great!