Easy Empanada Dough

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IngredientsEmpanada Dough 1
• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon of salt
• 1 stick of butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
• 1 egg
• 1/4 cup ice cold water
• 1 beaten egg for brushing the empanadas
1. Mix the flour and salt in the processor.Empanada Dough 2
2. Add butter, egg and cold water to the flour mixture. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Shape the dough into a ball and wrap dough with plastic. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
4. Roll the dough on a lightly floured work surface into a thin sheet and cut out discs using a large biscuit cutter.
5. Brush the edges of the empanada discs with the beaten egg to help better seal them.
6. Fold the empanada discs and seal the edges with a fork or your fingers. Brush the top of the empanadas with the rest of the beaten egg. Chill the empanadas for about 20 minutes.
7. Pre-heat the oven to 400⁰ F and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.

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