Empanada Dough Recipe - Masa Para Empanadas

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 10 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift the flour into a bowl. Stir in the salt and the sugar.
  • Blend the butter and shortening (or lard) into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or with two knives, until fairly well blended.
  • Whisk the egg yolks wiht 3/4 cups water. Stir in the 1/2 cup of water/egg mixture, a little at a time until the dough starts to come together smoothly. Keep kneading the dough, adding more water/egg a little bit at a time as necessary (you made need a few tablespoons extra of water), until the dough is smooth. The dough will seem a bit shaggy until it has thoroughly chilled.
  • Cover the dough with saran wrap and refrigerate for about an hour. (Dough can also be kept overnight (or a couple of days) in the refrigerator) Dough should be soft and smooth, and not elastic - if you poke a hole in it with your finger, the indentation should remain.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and roll into desired thickness.
  • Makes enough dough for 10-12 large empanadas.
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