Venezuelan empanada dough
Empanadas along with arepas are the typical Venezuelan breakfast, they usually have many filling options from cheese to seafood, but the most popular empanadas we find are ground beef empanadas, shredded beef empanadas, chicken empanadas and cheese empanadas.
As for the dough to prepare empanadas, the same precooked corn flour used to prepare arepas is used, to which water is added, a little salt and kneaded until a homogeneous and manageable dough is obtained, normally in the case of empanadas and unlike the arepas, a touch of sugar is added to these, it will depend on who prepares it and how much quantity is used.
Follow our step by step videos below, where we will show you in detail how to prepare dough for Venezuelan empanadas so you can fill them with whatever you like.
Ingredients To Prepare Venezuelan empanada dough
250 g. of precooked corn flour
350 ml. of water
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Vegetable oil to fry
How To Make Venezuelan empanada dough
We begin the preparation of our dough for empanadas, for this, in a bowl we will incorporate the corn flour, salt, sugar and mix, then add the water and begin to knead until a homogeneous dough.
Step 1: How To Make Venezuelan empanada dough
On a flat surface, we will place a rectangular piece of plastic wrap (as I show you in the video) with the help of a brush we will put a little oil, then place a medium ball of our empanadas dough, flatten it and with the help of your hands we will give it a circular shape.
Step 2: How To Make Venezuelan empanada dough
Add our filling on one side, in this case we have used chicken, then fold in half and with the help of a plate we will perfect the edges as I show you in the video.
Step 3: How To Make Venezuelan empanada dough
In a pan or pot with very hot oil, we will fry our empanadas until they take a golden color.
Step 4: How To Make Venezuelan empanada dough
Remove from heat and we have ready our delicious empanadas!
Step 5: How To Make Venezuelan empanada dough
Tips To Prepare Venezuelan empanada dough
If you see that the dough of the empanadas is a little hard, add a little more water, if it is too watery, add more flour.
You can fill these empanadas or arepas with whatever you like, ham, cheese, meat, chicken...
What can we accompany this recipe with?
Accompany the empanadas with a cilantro sauce or a garlic sauce.
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