My kids love empanadas. I started making them a year ago when I wanted to make a fast tasty dinner that we haven’t had before. The kids wanted Pizza and I thought of combining the two.
Preparing empanadas dough is the easiest thing ever- flour, butter (or our dairy free version with Fleismann’s unsalted), salt and water. No rest, no rise. Just ready to go…
Once mixed together you get a smooth dough that is very easy to work with.
Just roll it out and make circles with a glass, according to the size you want. I like them small, especially for kids.
Once you have your circles anything can be filled. Our kids, and their friends, love pizza empanadas with mozzerella cheese, tomato sauce and olives. I love ground beef with celery and spices, we also make them veggie or sweet with Nutella.
Close them into halves- half moons and tighten the edges with a fork.
If you like them shiny brush egg on top. It’s also great with sesame sprinkled over the egg.
Bake in a 350F oven for about 20 minutes or until light brown.