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What Is an Empanada?
An empanada is a type of baked or fried turnover pastry filled that usually filled with meat, chicken, pork, cheese, corn or other fillings. The empanadas are popular in Latin American countries, Southern European, Indonesian, and the Philippines cultures. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, which means “enbreaded", that is, wrapped or coated in bread. They are made by folding dough over a filling, and then cooking the resulting turnover, either by baking or frying.
Can we make empanadas ahead?
The filling can be make 2-3 days ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to use.
The whole empanadas can be freeze before baking: place them on a baking sheet and freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Then, wrap tightly in plastic and freeze in plastic bags or containers up to 2 months. When ready to use, thaw, brush with beaten egg and bake.
How to store empanadas?
The empanadas are at their best immediately after baking, but they can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
How to make empanadas dough without food processor?
If you don’t have a food processor, you can make the dough by hand; in a large bowl mix together flour and salt. Add cubed butter and rub it with the flour until you get a crumbly texture. Beat egg with cold water and add it to the flour mixture, mix until dough is formed. Do not over mix! Wrap the dough with cling film and refrigerate for 60 minutes.
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