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Whole Wheat Empanadas – Basic Dough Recipe


Today I leave you this whole wheat dough patties super easy recipe! In some minutes you make some delicious empanadas. This time I made some baskets and spinach as a filling, but you can choose what to put inside. My personal opinion I think that whole wheat dough combines more than perfect with any vegetable.

This whole wheat patties dough can be made with beef tallow, sunflower, olive oil, etc. You choose the type of fat to use with this recipe. This time I used refined beef tallow and they came out spectacular. They did not dry in the oven at all. Although it is not necessary to brown much because that is also a factor that will give them a crispy touch (although if you like it no problem).

A nice idea is to prepare a good quantity and freeze by inserting the patties discs with plastic separators so they don’t stick together. And so when you want or need to make patties you always have them at hand.

The amount of ingredients given in this recipe was enough for making two dozen spinach baskets (this time I wanted to make open patties).

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Whole Wheat Empanadas - Basic Dough

Serves: 2 dozen Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Rating 5.0/5
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  • Whole wheat flour 500 g / 17.64 oz / 4,16 cups
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice 30 ml / 2 tbsp
  • Warm water 300 ml / 1 1/2 cup
  • Beef tallow 50 g / 1.76 oz


  1. Place the flour, salt, lemon juice, and warm water in a bowl or mixer machine. As we unite the ingredients, incorporate the melted fat warm (not hot). As we unite the ingredients, incorporate the melted fat warm (not hot). Cover the dough with plastic film and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Thus the dough relaxes and allows to stretch it easier.
  2. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough about 3mm thick and cut the empanadas discs with something round. When cutting the dough is going to retract a little (it is normal), stretch again keeping the round shape with your fingers or the rolling pin. Assemble with filling and bake at high temperature for 20-30 minutes or so.
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