1. 2 cups flour 2. 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening or lard, softened 3. 1 teaspoon salt 4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 5. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 6. 1 tablespoon sugar 7. 3/4 cup milk 8. 1/2 cup water 9. 16 ounces whole milk mozzarella 10. Vegetable oil for frying
1.Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl. 2.Gently mix the vegetable shortening into the flour. 3.Place the milk and water in a saucepan and heat until almost boiling. Stir the hot liquid into the four mixture. Add more water (1 tablespoon at a time) if mixture seems to dry and crumbly, or add more flour if mixture is too wet and sticky. 4.Knead dough gently until well mixed and homogenous. Divide dough into 16 portions, and roll each piece into a ball. Let dough rest for 5 minutes. 5.Grate or finely chop cheese. 6.Roll each ball of dough into a 6-7 inch diameter circle. Place one ounce of cheese in the center of each dough circle. 7.Fold dough in half over the cheese to form a semicircle. Press down firmly along edges to seal. Roll edge inward over itself and press down again to seal. Crimp edge decoratively with fork, pressing to seal. 8.Heat several inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees in a deep sided skillet, pot, or deep fat fryer. Fry empanadas in batches, turning at least once, until golden brown. Drain empanadas on paper towels. 9.Empanadas can be kept warm in a 200 degree oven for up to 1 hour before serving. Serve warm.
Well Chile holds a great portion to the longest range of mountains. Which is known as the Andes. They call this range of mountains the Cordillera de los Andes *Hint Hint!* The range is also known for its ruins of long-ago civilizations and the source of a malaria treatment. One of the most amazing thing is that Chile is the home to more than 100 volcanoes. Plus there are 36 present-day active volcanoes. Chile is also the home to the worlds driest desert on earth. The Atacama desert. It is located in the northwestern coast part of Chile covering 1,000 km of its coast.
Most attractive place in Chile is in Patagonia. Carrera lake Marble caves! Woah!
One brave noble Spanish man, named Pedro de Valdivia came to the new world. Though the colonization had gone as far as Peru, he decided to take a journey down south. Leaving safety and the civilization of the colonies. With his confidence and courage he was the one who founded Santiago in 1541. On Sept. 18 th of the early 1970s, 1810 is considered Chiles day of independence. This is the day that marks Chiles declaration that it was then emancipated from the Spanish royalist rule. Napoleon had invaded and plunked his brother Joseph on the throne. *not a pretty picture*. Even though they fought for a little more than a decade they were able to find an end to it all. After the war had ended they celebrated along with the Glories of the Army day. September 11 is a day that will never be forgotten in the countrys history. President Salvador Allende, committed suicide before he was killed when the military had bombed and attacked his residence,known as La Moneda. After his death the military governed for 17 or so years. It was heard that many people were killed or went missing through that time period. In 1988, Augusto Pinochet offered a chance to return to a democratic government. The people accepted the offer of democracy, but he tried to overturn the decision and eventually failed. Pinochet was charged with numerous human rights violations after he had retired in 1998. His governing is remembered with fear and horror, other with the thought that he prevented worse matters.
Chile has a market-oriented economy characterized by a high level of foreign trade and a reputation for strong financial institutions and sound policy that have given it the strongest sovereign bond rating in South America. Chile deepened its longstanding commitment to trade liberalization with the signing of a free trade agreement with the US, which took effect on 1 January 2004. Chile claims to have more bilateral or regional trade agreements than any other country. Chile is governed under the constitution of 1981 as amended. It is a multiparty democracy with a directly elected president who serves a four-year term. The president may not be elected to consecutive terms. The bicameral legislature consists of a 38-seat Senate, whose members are elected to serve eight-year terms, and a 120-seat Chamber of Deputies, whose members are elected for four years. Administratively, Chile is divided into 13 regions.
The main religion in Chile is Roman Catholic 93% and the rest are Protestant. One of its customs is to follow the ways of the church, for instance, abortion is actually illegal, and theyre holidays are based on the religious nature. For centuries men have been the dominant partner in marriage and have been the bread-winners, even though the women have had considerable domestic influence. Today women are emerging into the workplace while maintaining the role of children.