Homemade Empanada Dough


Homemade Empanada Dough

10 Min

If you stay away from making your own dough 'cause you think it's too difficult, here's a recipe that'll make you think again.

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 egg

What to Do

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups flour, the sugar, and salt; mix well. Add the milk, butter, and egg; mix well.

  2. Divide the dough into 16 pieces and roll into balls. On a lightly floured surface, use the palm of your hand to flatten each ball into a 4-inch circle.

  3. Fill with the desired filling and bake according to the filling directions.

    Makes enough dough for 16 empanadas.


You can use this in place of the refrigerated pie crust in the Spicy Beef Empanadas. For a quick chicken filling, drain and flake two 10-ounce cans of chunk white chicken. Mix it with 1 cup of salsa and spoon the mixture evenly into the centers of each piece of dough. Fold each in half, seal the edges firmly, and crimp the edges with the tines of a fork. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden.

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Here in Mexico one of the favorite fillings is tuna with salsa...yum. Also sweet empanadas are made with fruit fillings ranging from pineapple to sweet potatoe. Also try potatoe/chorizo. The fillings are endless.

This dough is great I use those plastic dough crimpers after i rollout my dough I cut it to sise using the doug crimper you turn crimper to back side it will cut th dough to correct size of the crimper then i lay the dough in crimper and fill it and then crimp shut all sealed nice and easy If your dough dont seal take a peastry brush and little water and run around edge before you fold it together it will stick then i alsy use a filling I cook and cool in frig over night then make dough and fill them put on cake pan in single layer dont crowd and pop in freezer when frozen I then baggie them take out how many you want and use oven or small oven and bake or make ahead for the hiliday I brush the out side with little eggRead More wash Hope this gives you some use ideas KAG


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