Product Review: Holstein Housewares Empanada Maker

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One of the most fun booths I visited at the International Housewares Show was that of Holstein Housewares.

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Why? They had a number of cool items like this Empanada Maker.

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This is part of their fun treat maker line which includes other goodies like cake pops, doughnuts, waffles and similar items. Time to put it to work.

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I made some empanada dough (look for a future post). Put a golf ball sized piece of it on a plastic form that comes with the Empanada Maker.

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Flatten the dough to the size of the circle.

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Fill with your favorite fillings (I made chicken and beef ones).

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Fold the plastic over and pinch the sides together. This was both ingenious and very easy,

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Ready for the maker.

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The Empanada Maker has four places for empanadas. In seven to ten minutes, they are done.

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A great appetizer, snack or lunch!

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Time to expand the use and see how it does for desserts. A little refrigerated pie dough and cherry pie filling. Cut into circle, fill and fold.

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They cook up just fine.

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That delectable cherry filling showing a hint of what is inside.

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My Take: When I first looked at the Empanada Maker, I knew it would be a fun device to try out. It is a quick and easy way to make not only traditional empanadas, but great for some creative uses as well (look for a variety of lunches and desserts I have planned for this little guy). If you have a young chef in your life (child or grandchild), this is a safe and easy way for them to branch out into making some interesting dishes. You can purchase it here.

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