Introduction To Empanada Dough

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Empanada Dough There are many different options available for empanada dough. You can purchase it already made at your local grocery store or you can make it at home. For those who prefer doing it themselves, we decided to give you step-by-step instructions for making it from scratch. Below, there are three recipes. The first one is a basic dough, made from flour. The second recipe is one that is better suited to frying. The third is a yellow dough version from Columbia, which is made using cornmeal or masa and primarily used when you are frying your empanadas. Dough #1 Ingredients: • 1/3 cup ice water • 1 large egg • 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour • Half cup cold unsalted butter (cut into ½ inch cubes)…show more content…
When you are ready to fill, roll the dough out to ¼-inch thickness and cut it into rounds. Dough #3 Ingredients: • 1 ½ cups pre-cooked yellow cornmeal • 2 cups water • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil • ½ tablespoon sazon Goya with azafran (mix of garlic, cumin and Mexican saffron) • ½ teaspoon salt Instructions: 1. Combine the cornmeal, sazon Goya and salt together. Add the water and vegetable oil, mixing it until a soft dough forms. 2. Using plastic wrap, cover the mixture and set it aside for at least 20 minutes before filling. When you are ready to fill, take about 1 ½ tablespoons of dough and roll it into a ball. 3. Place this ball between two pieces of plastic wrap and roll into a thin circle. Traditional Cheese…show more content…
How about making them a traditional cheese empanada? It’s a quick, easy and very tasty appetizer that is sure to please! While it is possible to vary the ingredients in an infinite number of creative ways to make literally thousands of different types of empanadas, usually it’s a sure bet that just about everyone will love these simple cheese empanadas any time you make them! Ingredients: • 3 cups cornmeal • A pinch of salt • 12 oz mozzarella cheese (Brand of Choice) • Oil, for frying Directions: 1. Measure the cornmeal into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and about 2- 2 ½ cups of water and knead the mixture until it forms your dough. 2. Take a tbsp. of the dough and place it onto a sheet of plastic wrap. 3. Form the dough into a 3 to 4-inch circle and then add the cheese. 4. Fold the circle in half and, using a fork, pinch it closed. 5. Heat the oil to 375°F in a saucepan. 6. Add the empanadas into the oil, one at a time, careful not to crowd them, or they will cook unevenly. You may have to do this in several batches. Fry until golden crisp. Easy Pork
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