This recipe is delicious. As with all copycat recipes, it’s not perfect, but it’s pretty close. I think that it would be interesting to try to use real tomatoes instead of tomato paste (all I seem to ever have is tomato paste) and see if it gets closer. Until then, this bread is will definitely satisfy your cravings for Panera or Paradise Bakery.
I have a confession for you. I’ve never actually had an empanada. It seems like something I’d love, right? Delicious goodies baked in a pocket of love and bread. It’s right up my alley! Somehow, I just never had one.
This week has been rough. I got summoned for jury duty and then selected, I had a midterm exam for one of my classes, I got behind on blogging, and I had a few things happen in my personal life that added some stress. Sometimes life is rough. But on this Saturday morning, I’m feeling better.
Wow, things have been busy here. I’ve been working full time, I had two tests since I last posted, and I visited my sister in Atlanta. Whew. Luckily, it’s the weekend and I’ve FINALLY had time to make something worthy of posting. Pretzels! Since I’ve been so bad about posting, I also included a recipe for beer cheese dip to use with these delicious honey wheat bagels.
Time for some fun stuff. How to make yeast bread! I post a lot of bread recipes, but some people have an aversion to making breads with yeast. I’m here to help you overcome that fear. I’m your navigator for the yeast bread world. Coming clean, I haven’t been to any sort of school for baking, but I love making yummy breads and I do it a lot.