Bolivian Pukacapas

Bolivian Pukacapas

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"This is my family’s recipe for pukacapas, a Bolivian food often referred to as “spicy cheese empanadas” by other Latin American countries. "

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

16 min

Baking

20 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
packages
Premade biscuit dough
onion
tomatoes
¼
jalapeños
cups
cottage cheese
2
olives
¼
egg yolks
smoked paprika powder
chili powder
butter

Utensils

sieve, knife, Bowl, Spoon, baking sheet, bowl, Fork or whisk, fork, pastry brush, oven

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  • Step 1/9

    • cups cottage cheese
    • sieve

    Drain the water from the cottage cheese, until only the curds remain

  • Step 2/9

    • onion
    • tomatoes
    • ¼ jalapeños
    • knife
    • Bowl
    • Spoon

    Cut the onion and tomatoes and jalapeños into tiny pieces, as if you were making pico de gallo, and mix them with the cottage cheese curds in a bowl

  • Step 3/9

    • packages Premade biscuit dough
    • baking sheet

    Open the package of biscuit dough, and halve the pre-made rounds. (ie. if you use a five-pack of pillsbury pre-made biscuits, you should have ten rounds after going though the first container). Place half the rounds on a baking sheet, evenly spaced.

  • Step 4/9

    • 2 olives
    • Spoon

    Spoon a tablespoon of the cheese mixture into the center of each round on the baking tray. Place an olive on top of the cheese mixture.

  • Step 5/9

    • ¼ egg yolks
    • smoked paprika powder
    • chili powder
    • butter
    • bowl
    • Fork or whisk

    Melt the butter. Whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter, paprika, and chili pepper until the mixture turns a uniformly dark red color.

  • Step 6/9

    • fork

    Cover the rounds on the baking sheet with the other half of the biscuit rounds, pressing the edges down with a fork

  • Step 7/9

    • pastry brush

    Paint the center of the tops of the pukacapas with the egg-butter-paprika mixture.

  • Step 8/9

    • oven

    Preheat the oven to 375º F, then put the tray of pukacapas in the oven for 20 minutes.

  • Step 9/9

    Enjoy!

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    Bolivian Pukacapas

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