Molotes (Masa Empanadas) filled with Mushrooms, Roasted Green Chiles, and Cheese + Giveaway

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Molotes are basically empanadas made with a disk of fresh masa then filled with your filling of choice. These molotes are little savory pockets filled with an earthy and spicy filling of sautéed mushrooms, roasted green chiles, and Oaxaca cheese. They taste great as is, but also taste fantastic drizzled with crema Mexicana, red chile sauce, or your choice of salsa. Molotes can be filled with any zesty filling you can think of as listed in this blog post. Authentic molotes are fried, but I baked them for a healthier alternative and then wrapped these mouth-watering hand pies in parchment paper for easy grabbing.

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We were recently approached by Clabber Girl, America’s #1 Baking Powder and were honored when they asked us if we could develop a recipe for them. We are always excited about developing recipes for brands we have come to know and trust over the years and Clabber Girl has always been our go-to-brand for baking powder. I’m sure you all have baking powder in your pantry or spice cabinet and more than likely it’s Clabber Girl. When I think of baking powder I automatically envision the vintage and classic graphic packaging of Clabber Girl. As a graphic designer I have always been drawn to the Americana design, but I don’t buy it solely for its design — I buy it because it’s the brand my grandma bought and the brand my mom trusts. And when my children go grocery shopping with me, and baking powder is on the list, they too automatically reach for Clabber Girl.

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Today not only are we sharing a simple savory recipe with you but Clabber Girl is treating you to a special surprise. One Muy Bueno winner will receive an 8-ounce can of baking powder, a 12-ounce can of cornstarch, two Clabber Girl recipe books, and a $100 Visa gift card. Now you can bake to your lil’ heart’s content.

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Giveaway

One winner will receive a package with the following:

  • Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • Clabber Girl Cornstarch
  • Clabber Girl New Classics cookbook (recipes in English and Spanish)
  • Clabber Girl Recipes to Warm the Heart cookbook
  • $100 prepaid credit card for shopping expenses

To enter to win this giveaway, please leave a comment on this post, telling us, “What is your favorite recipe that includes Clabber Girl Baking Powder or Clabber Girl Cornstarch?”

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The Rules

Deadline for this giveaway is April 11, 2013 at midnight MST. One lucky winner will be chosen by random.org and will be notified within 24 hours. Winners must respond within 48 hours.

You must have a valid U.S. address to enter.

Buena suerte! Good Luck!

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Molotes (Masa Empanadas) filled with Mushrooms, Roasted Green Chiles, and Cheese

Yield: Makes 12 to 16 molotes

Molotes are basically empanadas made with a disk of fresh masa then filled with your filling of choice. These molotes are little savory pockets filled with an earthy and spicy filling of sautéed mushrooms, roasted green chiles, and Oaxaca cheese. They taste great as is, but also taste fantastic drizzled with crema Mexicana, red chile sauce, or your choice of salsa. Molotes can be filled with any zesty filling you can think of. Authentic molotes are fried, but I baked them for a healthier alternative and then wrapped these mouth-watering hand pies in parchment paper for easy grabbing.

Ingredients:

Spicy Mushroom Filling:
2 tablespoons salted butter
½ tablespoon olive oil
1 pound sliced white or Cremini mushrooms
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper to taste
½ cup sour cream
3 Anaheim chiles, roasted, peeled, stemmed, and chopped
1 cup shredded Oaxaca or queso quesadilla cheese

Molote Dough:
2 cups masa harina corn flour

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon Clabber Girl Baking Powder

1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups warm water

Canola oil for brushing the dough

Directions:

Make Spicy Mushroom Filling:
Melt butter with olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in mushrooms and sauté for 10 minutes or until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add the sour cream and chile and cook until warm. Remove pan from heat. Stir in cheese until melted. Set mixture aside.

Make Molote Dough:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl thoroughly mix the flours and baking powder. Add the shortening and salt and mix well using your hands. Add water to give the dough the consistency of soft cookie dough. Divide into golf ball size balls and cover with plastic wrap.

Using a tortilla press, flatten a ball of the dough between two sheets of plastic wrap, making a medium-large (5 to 6-inch round) tortilla. Remove the top piece of plastic.

Add your 1 to 2 tablespoons of filling to one side of the tortilla, then fold in half and press edges together with a fork creating a seal. Lay molotes on a foil-lined baking sheet. Spray the foil with cooking spray to keep the molotes from sticking to it. Generously brush the molotes with canola oil.
Bake for 20 minutes and then broil for 2 to 3 minutes.

Keep warm in the oven at about 250 degrees F. Best when served warm.

More recipes available at www.muybuenocookbook.com

Written by Yvette / Photos by Yvette

Disclosure: Clabber Girl is providing the winner this giveaway. We were compensated for this post. All opinions shared about this product are our own.

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