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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!
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.
I tweaked it a fair bit so the rating is for my revised version. Reading the other reviews was very helpful. I reduced the sugar to 1 tablespoon to counter the complaint that the dough was too sweet. To counter the complaint that it was too dry I cut in about 6 tablespoons of lard and 2 of butter to the dry mixture. Then I mixed in the water and egg yolk. The dough needed to have a lot of flour added before it was workable. It baked into a light flaky crust.
This recipe is by far the best and has sent my mouth back to my younger days! I've tried over seven other recipes and was disappointment on the brink of giving up I stumbled across this one. I'm happy I didn't quit. Reduce sugar like other reviewers suggested. I used 3 tablespoons. It's not so sweet. Trust me it makes the dough yummy as heck! Also add 6 table spoons of butterflavored shortening to the flour mix. Cut it up in small parts until it is crumbly. Oh boy you won't be disappointed. The dough isn't dry and if you have a large family like mines you will be making these for after school snacks or even lunch for a few days! Thanks for sharing such an amazing recipe. Add full sugar if you are filling these with sweets. It's a must try.
it sucked.. dry.. not not soft or bread like at all.. not going to try this again..
Rating: 3 stars
Good empanada dough to start with. I played around with the recipe and decreased the sugar to 1 tablespoon and added 6 tablespoons of shortening. It was still a little too dry for my liking. I like my empanadas soft and flaky.
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