Wednesday, August 8, 2012

homemade empanada dough

Making empanada dough is not  hard as it sounds, it's a pie crust Dough if you like , you can always make it on your own especially if you have a food processor, and even if you don’t it is still pretty easy because the dough should not be overworked and requires minimal kneading.

Ingredients :

(for 15 medium size or 25 small empanada discs)
3            Cups all purpose flour
1/4         Teaspoon salt
1 & 1/2  Sticks unsalted butter , cold and cut into 12 pieces
1             Egg
4 to 5     TBS Chilled water


1- Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl.

2- Add the butter, and Mix with the Flour with your hand to have crumbly mixture , then add  egg and water until a clumpy dough forms.

3- Form a ball and chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes   ( i gently rub some flour on my dough to not stick) 
4- Roll out the dough into a thin sheet and cut out round disc shapes for empanadas (use round molds or a small plate).

5- Use immediately or store in the refrigerator or freezer to use later.

PS: your Discs should be really thin.

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