Daring Bakers 09-12: empanada gallega

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I have to admit I wasn’t too excited about this challenge at first. I didn’t see how the empanada gallega (which is a kind of shallow savory pie with a bread crust) belonged into the Daring Bakers just because it had yeast on it. Plus there was no exciting novelty factor either. My grandmother is from Galicia, so I have empanada gallega often. And while it’s a delicious and repeatedly requested dish, I’m not much of a savory cook so I didn’t feel like making a tuna and sardine pie, just to name my aunt’s staple. I could make a sweet version, of course, but I had never seen a sweet empanada gallega before. I had no idea what ingredients could be used (other than apple, which wouldn’t be fun enough!)