Sopapilla Recipe

A Sopapilla is a crispy, deep-fried pastry that can be covered with honey, powdered sugar, or syrup. Perfect for the Holidays, or any special occasion. 

Sopapillas are common in Hispanic culture and are a favorite among many Hispanic cuisines.

Sopapilla Recipe

A Mexican fried pastry originating in regions of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. Sopapilla, which is considered to be a quick bread in some recipes and a pastry in others, is deep-fried to create a puffed-up, crispy outer texture that is airy and open on the inside.

Ingredients for Sopapilla 

Five Ingredients:
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon Sugar(optional)
  • Shortening

  • How to Make Sopapilla

    • In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. 
    • Cut in shortening. Stir in water; mix until dough is smooth. 
    • Lightly flour a flat surface and knead the dough for 3-5 minutes. (Kneading the dough is very important...don't skip this step )

    • Roll out on floured board until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 3-5 inch squares. 


    • Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

    • Powder Sopapilla with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or drizzle with honey

    Sopapilla Recipe


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