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Makes enough for 2 dozen


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 3/4 cup fine cornmeal, or masa harina
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2 large egg yolks


  • In a food processor, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, and salt. Add shortening; process 5 seconds. Add yolks and 3/4 cup water; process until dough is very soft, about 5 minutes. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface; knead until smooth. Cover; let rest 30 minutes before using

Categories: Misc. Bread 

Author Credit: Martha Stewart

Website Credit: http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/perfect-empanada-dough?lnc=23c9f1e72c6fe010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD

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