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The Woks of Life


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Serving size 12
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Ingredients

For the dough

2 ¼ cup flour1 ½ tsp salt1 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes1 large egg⅓ cup ice water1 Tbsp white wine vinegar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add the cubed butter and cut in with a pastry cutter or two knives until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, beat together the egg, water, and vinegar. Add it to the flour mixture, and stir until just combined. The mixture will look pretty rough and shaggy. Knead gently a couple times, just enough to bring the dough together. Wrap the dough in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Ingredients

For the filling

1 tsp butter
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small sweet potato, finely diced
1 small red pepper, finely diced
1 ½ cup sweet corn kernels
2 scallions, chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
6 oz goat cheese
4 oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
egg wash

Directions

  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sweet potato and sauté until just starting to get golden. Add the bell pepper and corn and cook until tender, about 5-8 minutes. Turn off the heat and stir in the scallions. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Allow to cool for a few minutes. The mixture can be warm, but not piping hot.
  2. In a bowl, add the goat cheese, cream cheese, parsley, and vegetable mixture. Stir well and taste again for salt and pepper.
  3. When you’re ready to assemble the empanadas, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Divide the dough into 12 equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece into a 5-inch circle (to achieve a circle, start with a dough ball and turn the dough a quarter turn to the left each time you roll).
  4. Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons filling into the center of each round, and fold it in half. Crimp each empanada closed or press with a fork. Transfer the empanadas onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly brush each empanada with egg wash and bake for about 30 minutes, or until golden. Cool for five minutes and serve!

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