Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Kyle’s Kitchen

5 Ingredient Empanada Dough

16 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time

Ingredients

4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp salt

½ cup butter (unsalted), melted

4 egg yolks

1 cup water

Directions

Mix dry ingredients

Mix the flour with the salt in a large bowl to combine.

Add wet ingredients

Add the melted butter, egg yolks, and water to the flour mixture.

Work the dough

Mix together until a dough begins to form. Transfer to a flour dusted surface and continue to knead until a consistent ball of dough forms. If the dough feels too wet, add flour a one tablespoon at a time until it no longer sticks to your hands.

Chill

Cover the dough with a towel and let chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

Roll

Divide the dough into quarters, then into eighths, then sixteenths, then into 32 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball. On a flour dusted surface roll each ball into a round circle using a rolling pin.

Fill & fry or bake.

From here, you're ready to fill your empanada dough with whatever you like. Make sure to not overfill your empanada dough and crimp the dough shut using a fork. You can pan fry, deep fry, or bake them (just make sure to use an egg wash to get that golden brown color). See post details for more ideas on how to fill, fry or bake!

16 servings

servings

15 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time
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