It’s about time for a food post! I can’t believe I haven’t done one in so long. Here we go 🙂
makes 15 medium or 25 small empanadas
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 sticks butter, unsalted
4-5 tbs ice cold water
filling of your choice
mix the flour and salt and put it in a food processor. Add the butter, egg and iced water until a clumpy dough forms. Cool in the fridge for at least 30min. Make sure you don’t over mix the dough, you want to see little flecks of butter all over. This way it’s gonna be nice and flaky.
Roll out the dough and cut circles. You can fill these with queso blanco and then sprinkle with sugar, queso and guava jam, the left over meat from the day before, add cheese to make it extra yummy. If you can’t get queso blanco you can always use mozzarella. To close the empanadas put some water on the sides with your finger and then seal it with a fork.
Fry in a pot of vegetable oil until golden brown, about 3 min.