Dairy Free Gluten Free Empanada/Calzone/Pasty Dough Recipe

I prefer the cottage cheese recipe but if you cannot have dairy you can try this one – the dough is a bit drier tasting – more like a pie crust.  Makes 12
Gluten Free Empanada Flour Mix:
1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup millet flour
1/2 cup fine rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/2 cup sweet rice flour

Wisk the above ingredients together really well – set aside.
Gluten Free Empanada/Calzone/Pasty Recipe 
2 1/3 cup above empanada mix
3 teaspoons xathan gum
2 teaspoons pysillium husk (found in bulk food or health food stores)
1 tbsp. sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening, lard or margarine cut into pieces
1 tbsp. vinegar
3 tablespoons cold water
1 egg
Mix together the empanada mix, xanthan gum and pysillium husk. .  Add the shortening and mix well with fingers rubbing into the flour mixture until well mixed.   Mix in the vinegar in the same way.  Add the egg mixed with the water and mix well.  Knead the dough on the counter for 1 minute.  Roll between plastic wrap and cut into circles.  Form into empanadas or calzones.  Bake at 350 until golden brown.

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