How to Make Empanadas Recipe
2 cups of flour1 tsp salt2 tsp baking powdermilk ( as needed)2 tbsp solid vegetable shortening2 cups vegetable or olive oil
To prepare delicious empanadas, combine flour, salt and baking powder and sift together thoroughly.
Using two dinner knives, cut shortening into flour mixture until mixed. As you go along, add enough milk (water may be substituted) to slightly moisten dough. Dough should be easy to handle, but not sticky. (In the event that it becomes sticky, add a bit more flour.)
Let stand for about ten minutes. On a lightly floured wooden cutting board, roll dough until thin. Using a jar top, cut dough into eight circles, about four inches in diameter.
Place one heaping teaspoon of filling in middle of each circle. Fold dough over in half, then pinch edges together in a semicircle to hold in filling. Heat oil in deep frying pan until a drop of water sizzles when it lands in the oil. Fry empanadas in oil until golden brown-about three minutes per side. Drain empanadas on paper towels. (enpanadas)
Enjoy this delicious empanadas Mexican recipe!