Empanadas- Caramelised onion stuffed bread



I read this recipe here last week, I was so inspired that I immediately baked it. It is incredibly easy, and delicious. Since my small family was not feeling well the entire last week, i had little time left to jot down here. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did baking. Happy Weekend!



All purpose flour – 2 cups

Salt – to taste

Instant dry yeast -2 tsp

Warm water -1/4 cup

Water -to knead

Onion; sliced -4 large nos

Sugar -1 tblsp

Rosemary; dried -1 tsp

Basil; dried-1/2 tsp

Salt-a pinch

Olive oil -1 tblsp

Black olives- a handful


  • Add yeast to warm water; keep aside for 10 mins.
  • Add the yeast mixture to the dry ingredients and add more water to make a non sticky dough.
  • Let the dough rest in the clean bowl coated in olive oil; for an hour or until it double in size.
  • While the dough is resting, in a skillet add a tablespoon of oil. Saute onions with sugar until its caramelized. Add the herbs and stir well. Let it cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 deg cel.
  • Punch the dough down, and divide into 8 portions.
  • Take a portion of the dough, flatten the dough and shape it into a rectangle. Take a spoonful of the filling, and place it in the centre.
  • Roll the dough around the filing and shape in the form of a cigar and join the ends to form a doughnut. Top with chopped olives.Let it rest for 30 mins.
  • Bake the empanadas for 20-30 mins until the surface is light brown.
  • Brush the top with butter once out of the oven. Serve it warm.



8 Comments Add yours

  1. cookazido says:

    I love carmelized onions so think I would really like this. I’m always hesitant to make things with yeast in them, but want to get better at that. Sorry to hear your family was sick. I hope they are feeling better.

    1. Preveena says:

      Shari! This is the second recipe i have tried with yeast, i am taking baby steps. So far both of them have been successful.
      Yes they have recovered and back in action. Thank you! 🙂

  2. It was so beautiful shaped bread….
    i just hope you had the instruction pictorial….

    1. Preveena says:

      Thanks Dedy! i will definitely try to put a step by step instruction photos next time. This is quite easy, if you find any difficulty i can help you out.

  3. Janet Rörschåch says:

    That looks so good….must live vicariously through your blog.

    1. Preveena says:

      Thank you Janet! 🙂

  4. I can imagine this tasting very good!

    1. Preveena says:

      Thank you so much! It was quite yummy, and still good for breakfast the next day. 🙂

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