Basic Empanada Dough
Get a head start on this by making it the day before. Store in the fridge for up to three days or in the freezer for up to three months.
Depending on the filling that is used, you will make 10 to 16 empanadas.
Replace 1/4 cup flour with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to the flour mixture.Nutrition analysis per serving: 224 calories, 5 g protein, 27 g carbohydrate, 11 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 5 g total sugar, 7% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 138 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 10% iron
Want to speed up the process? On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out into a 1/4 inch thickness and use a 5 to 6-inch round to cut out circles.