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Galician Pie (Empanada Gallega)

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    Galician Pie: A large two-crusted savory pie from Galicia. It's typically filled with ham or chorizo, red peppers,tomato and onion.

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6 servings

  • Dough
    • 10 oz hard wheat flour.
    • 1 egg
    • 2'5 oz butter
    • 2 oz milk
    • 0'7 oz pressed yeast
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Filling
    • 4 oz tomato.
    • 1 large onion
    • 1 teasp smoked paprika
    • 2 large red peppers
    • 3 tablespoons oil
    • 7 oz cured serrano ham or chorizo
    • 2 teaspoons of salt


    • Wash the vegetables and cut the peppers and the onion in julienne.
    • Pour 3 tablespoons oil to the pan at a medium heat.
    • Add the peppers, the onion, the paprika and 2 tablespoons of salt. Then poach.
    • Peel and chop the tomato, and when the pepper is poached, add it and the cured ham as well. Then cook for 6 minutes.
    • remove the pan from the heat and let cool down.
    • In a bowl, place 3 oz flour leaving a gap in the middle.
    • dilute the yeast in 4 tablespoons of lukewarm water and pour the flour inside the previous gap and knead it perfectly. the dough must be more or less dry but compact.
    • when the dough is ready, place it in a bowl full of lukewarm water and when it floats up then it's done.
    • place in another bowl 7 oz of flour with a gap in the middle
    • add the beaten egg, the milk, the melted butter and a teaspoon of salt
    • knead well, it should be a soft dough
    • mix together both doughs and knead perfectly( very important let rest for about 1 hour
    • brush the oven try with oil
    • add a thin layer of flour to the tray
    • divide the dough in two pieces?? and then roll one part of the dough over the oven tray
    • roll the other part of dough and cover the filling.
    • spread the filling mixture over the dough (use a fork)
    • preheat the oven at 356F for 15 minutes
    • Brush the surface of the pie with beaten egg
    • Bake the pie at 356F for 20 minutes
    • Grill Galician Pie for 10 more minutes
    • Serve Galician Pie in hot or warm portions.

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