Empanada Gallega (Galician Empanada) [Daring Bakers]

I loved this month’s challenge, since it was savory instead of sweet. (I’m still battling a major sweet tooth)

Patri of the blog, Asi Son Los Cosas, was our September 2012 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she decided to tempt us with one of her family’s favorite recipes for Empanadas! We were given two dough recipes to choose from and encouraged to fill our Empanadas as creatively as we wished!

The suggested fillings were all carnivorous, so I googled around and found a great recipe for a vegetarian vegetable filling. The only thing missing from my version was the nutmeg; it still tasted absolutely delicious and was just spicy enough. The pastry was great, too; we even made a tiny loaf of bread with the remaining dough.

I prepped the empanada for a friend who was celebrating both her birthday and her passing of a major licensure exam in her field, so I decorated the empanada accordingly. (Pics after the jump)