Empanada Dough

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1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup yellow cornmeal

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon Southwest seasonings

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 tablespoon lard

1 cup warm water

1 cup masa harina


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the masa harina, flour, cornmeal, baking powder, Southwest seasoning, salt, and pepper, mix thoroughly. Cream in the lard and add the water a little at a time, working the mixture until all is completely incorporated. Using your hands, form the dough into a log about 12 inches long by 3 inches across and refrigerate for about 20 minutes.