Don’t you just love a simple home made snack, bursting with flavour and deliciousness? Well, I found my weak spot, these Cheese, Corn and Chilli Empanadas are the type of appetizer that gets me going and going…until they’re all gone, you see.
I also used a pretty nifty kitchen tool to make these pleasing pastries and I have to just say that I will be using it for my Christmas baking this year, for sure. I might even wrap a few of these up as gifts this festive season. I’m talking about this very cool Empanada Fork from the team over at UncommonGoods.
Founded in 1999 and head quartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a privately-owned retailer that endeavours to feature unique designs and hand crafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. How absolutely cool is that? These guys make it their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers, in fact, half of what they sell are made by hand.
And guys, you can even spoil wifey with a few cool gadgets right here. There might be something for the whole family this Christmas, really, so do go browse around and order online – they ship to South Africa, by the way – making shopping online a complete breeze.
I couldn’t wait to test out this Empanada Fork, and upon opening my parcel after delivery I found a cool information booklet inside, all about the artist’s story. Heart-warming indeed…
Back to the recipe, I used a combination of three cheeses with corn kernels and chilli flakes to make a pretty decent bite, to enjoy at any special occasion. I used a very simple sour cream dough recipe for these Empanadas and if you have any of it left, just pop it in the freezer until you feel like baking again.
Most of the products these guys carry are created in the USA, and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or up cycled materials.
“At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is our responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way.”
I absolutely love this concept – so go on guys – it’s never too early to start buying Christmas prezzies. I will definitely be giving gifts with a great cause this year.
*This post was sponsored, images and recipe my own. I was given the Empanada Fork free of charge to review.