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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. 

    Sopapilla


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

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

    Sopapilla Recipe


     


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    Easy Sopapilla Recipe
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    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.

    Ingredients:
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 tablespoons shortening
    • 1 1/2 cups warm water
    • Cooking oil for frying
    • Toppings: Cinnamon sugar, honey or powdered sugar (optional)
    Instructions:
    1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening. Stir in water; mix until dough is smooth.
    2.  Lightly flour a flat surface and knead the dough for 3-5 minutes. (Kneading the dough is very important, don't skip it)
    3. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Place a towel over rolls to keep the dough from drying out.
    4. Roll out on floured board until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick
    5. Cut into 3-inch squares. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry* until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.
    6. Hint:*Flip sopapilla the first 3-4 seconds you place it in the fryer and flip again, this will help dough puff up.
    7. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.