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Empanada Dough

Empanada Dough

I got this recipe from a Peruvian friend, the dough is great and I make up a new filling every time. Either Beef, veggie beef, chicken, mushrooms or spinach, let your imagination run wild.

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  • 20 ServingsServings


  • 4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 whole egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cups warm soy milk
  • 1 cup melted shortening


1 Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Add egg yolk, egg, milk and shortening. Mix to make a stiff dough. Divide into 20 pieces and roll each thinly into a circle.

2 To prepare empanadas: Place a spoonful of stuffing on half of each dough circle. Fold dough over filling. Wet the edge with water, fold over again and seal. Bake in a 200°C/400°F oven until cooked and lightly browned.


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