In Greece they would call it tyropita but in Spain and all the Hispanic countrie,they call it empanadas. I really wanted to try and make them! The crunchy and simultaneously fluffy dough with any kind of filling,makes them so delicious!
I’ve decided to bake them instead of frying them and fill them with cheese. Not only one cheese but 4! I was so excited when I saw that the recipe succeed! To people that don’t have gluten intolerance might sound silly and childish,but believe me,is a big deal to achieve a modified regular recipe with flour,into a Gluten Free recipe!
For the empanada dough: makes 7-8 empanadas.
- 1 1/2 cup GF all purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 ice cold water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. Greek yogurt
In a medium bowl mix the flour with the salt and blend the cold butter with your fingertips.
In another small bowl,mix the egg,iced water and white wine. Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients. In the beginning mix them with the fork. Then add the yogurt and knead the dough with your hands. The dough will be sticky,so don’t worry!
Transfer the dough in a floured surface and knead gently. Wrap the dough with a plastic food wrapping film and let it chill for at least an hour.
For the filling:*
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- 1/4 cup feta cheese
- 2 tbsp. goat cheese
- 1 tbsp. Gorgonzola
- 3-4 cherry tomatoes. I used yellow
- a quarter of a bell pepper. I used yellow
- black pepper,to taste.
Preheat the oven at 400 F.
Put parchment paper in a sheet pan.
Place the chilled dough on a floured surface,flour also the rolling pin,so the dough will not stick.
Roll the dough in as thin as possible and with a pastry cutter cut the dough into circle.
Brush the top of the empanadas with the egg wash and sprinkle them with sesame (that’s optional!)
Bake for 20 minutes,until golden brown. Let them cool first before you eat them. They are so light and delicious that I could barely stop myself devour them…!
* I love Gorgonzola, but I didn’t want too overpower the other cheeses. You can put as much as you like.