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This basic dough recipe for empanadas, sweet or savory, is easily prepared, but you do need to knead it for several minutes to get the right texture.

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Recipe Summary

total:
20 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 empanada disks
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift flour onto a flat work surface. Make a well in the center. Add sugar and salt. Gradually mix in shortening and water with a fork until dough comes together. Knead until smooth, about 10 minutes.n

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  • Divide dough into 30 pieces. Roll each piece out into a thin, 6-inch round.n

Cook's Note:

If you are making savory empanadas, use only 1 tablespoon sugar and increase salt to 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts

261 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 26.3g; fat 15.7g; sodium 78.4mg. Full Nutrition
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