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🥟 Empanada Pastry

Empanada Pastry

🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
12-15 1 hour 15 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🌾 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 🧂 0.25-0.5 tsp salt
  • 🧈 6 oz butter
  • 🥚 1 egg
  • 💧 0.25-0.5 cup water or milk

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 food processor

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Mix the all-purpose flour and salt in a food processor.

Step 2

Add the butter and pulse.

Step 3

Add the egg and the water or milk (in small increments) and continue pulsing until a clumpy dough forms.

Step 4

To make the empanada dough by hand, follow the same instruction but use your hands to mix the ingredients together.

Step 5

Split the dough into 2 large ball, flatten slightly into the shape of disks. The dough can be used immediately or refrigerated until ready to use (1-2 days max).

Step 6

Roll out the dough into a thin sheet and cut out round disc shapes for empanadas (use round molds or a small plate). You can also make small individual balls with the dough and roll out each individual ball to a round shape (doesn’t need to be perfectly round) – if you have a tortilla press you can use it to flatten the dough balls.

Step 7

Use immediately, or store in the refrigerator/freezer to use later.

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