Empanada Dough

    1 hour

    This basic dough can be filled with Empanada pork filling (link to recipe), then fried or baked.

    Rizal, Philippines
    8 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 240g plain flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 60g sugar
    • 115ml water
    • 1 egg yolk
    • Melted butter as needed
    • Oil for frying

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Mix all the ingredients, except butter and oil, to form a stiff dough and knead until smooth.
    2. Roll out the dough until thin, sprinkling with flour to prevent from sticking. Brush with melted butter and roll it like a jelly roll.
    3. Cut into 4cm pieces. Roll out each piece into a circle and fill with about 1 tbsp pork filling. Fold over into half moons and seal.
    4. Deep fry in hot oil until brown and crispy. Serve hot or cold.
    5. If baking, brush the top of dough with beaten egg white just before baking at 180 C for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

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    I decreased the sugar to about a tbs. and ended up adding some more water to make the dough pliable. My empanadas turned out well. Make sure and roll your dough out well, so they aren't too thick. Thanks!  -  28 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We blend 1T butter with 6T shortening with 2 knives, then follow these directions. Our filling was a mixture of shredded chicken breasts, onions, hard boiled eggs, green olives, cumin, chili powder, chicken bouillon powder, bay leaf, paprika. Topped with sour cream and salsa.  -  09 Jan 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Good texture, but much too sweet. Would be good for banana empanadas.  -  27 Mar 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)