| MMM-MMM, EMPANADAS!
These Latin-american hand pies are popular for a reason: Every bite is like a celebration! No wonder, then, that they’re perfect for parties. Even better, they’re easy enough for the kids to make. Get started with our all-purpose dough, and mix and match
Have a ball making these Latin-american hand pies.
Step 1 Make the Dough
All our recipes start with this one tasty—and oh-so-simple—dough recipe! Depending on the filling, it will yield 10 to 16 empanadas, so if you’re making a bunch for a crowd, consider doubling the recipe. You can also make this ahead of time. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 3 days or frozen for as long as 3 months.
Now, wash all those little hands and get started: In a small bowl, whisk together 1 egg and ½ cup milk; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine 2¼ cups flour and ½ tsp. salt. Cut ½ cup cold unsalted butter into small pieces; with your fingertips, work it into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Add the milk mixture and stir until the dough comes together. Add additional flour as needed to make a soft dough. Knead a few times with the palm of your hand to fully combine. Form a disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 1 hour.