Empanada Dough

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Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

This flaky crust is perfect to make empanadas. Just add your favorite filling, cook and enjoy a crispy empanada.

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Serves:
Makes 10
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

3 c
flour
1 pinch
salt
2 tsp
sugar
3 tsp
baking powder
1/2 c
lard
3/4 c
chicken stock
1 large
egg
oil or shortening for frying

How to Make Empanada Dough

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix the dry ingredients together. Cut in the lard with a pastry cutter or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • 2Whisk egg and mix into chicken broth. Mix the broth and egg into the flour mixture and knead until dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 3Lightly flour a surface and roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 4-inch circles for small empanadas, 5-inch for medium ones or 6-inch for large ones.
  • 4Place 1 tablespoon of filling in the center of the dough circle for small empanadas, 2 tablespoons for medium and 3 tablespoons for large.
  • 5Fold dough over to make a filled half circle and use a fork to press the edges together. Refrigerate uncooked empanadas for 3 hours.
  • 6Fry in 350 degree oil for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.

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