Sopapillas

Sopapillas are a fried pastry that can be served sweet or savory. Great sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar then drizzled with honey. Cinco de Mayo favorite!

Sopapillas are a fried pastry that can be served sweet or savory. Great sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar then drizzled with honey. Cinco de Mayo favorite!

Sopapillas is a fried pastry popular in some South American countries that can be sweet or savory. I know them mostly from my childhood visits to Tex Mex restaurants as a treat we might get after the main meal. They would always arrive at the table slightly warm sprinkled in cinnamon and sugar. There would be honey on the side for drizzling.

Sopapillas are a fried pastry that can be served sweet or savory. Great sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar then drizzled with honey. Cinco de Mayo favorite!

I had found a mix at my local grocery store when I moved back to Texas, but soon figured out that they are so easy to make on your own and much more cost effective than buying the mix. I probably make these once a year around this time because there are so many fresh yummy things you can have with them besides just cinnamon and sugar. Give these a try and look out for some different recipes using these light puffy treats!

Sopapillas are a fried pastry that can be served sweet or savory. Great sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar then drizzled with honey. Cinco de Mayo favorite!

Sopapillas

Yield: makes roughly 2 dozen

Sopapillas

Ingredients

  • 2 c sifted flour
  • 1/2-3/4 c water
  • 2T shortening
  • 2t baking powder
  • 1t salt
  • 1/3 c sugar
  • 1t cinnamon
  • honey for drizzling
  • cooking oil for frying (enough to have about 2 inches of oil in which ever size pan or pot your choose to use, the smaller the pot the more batches you have to do, but the less oil needed)

Instructions

  1. Heat the frying oil to about 400℉
  2. While the oil is heating, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Add the shortening and then the water a little at a time until a dough forms. I found it easiest just to mix with my hands, so I could get all the ingredients combined well. Depending on the weather and the brand of flour I use I find that I might need more or less water.
  3. Roll dough out onto a floured surface, maybe 1/2 inch thick or less. You don't need to be too strict about this.
  4. I like using my pizza cutter to cut the dough into triangular shapes (about 1-2 inches in size), but I am not overly concerned about them being too uniform. If pieces are too small combine them with other pieces.
  5. Fry a few at a time about 2 minutes each side until golden brown.
  6. Let them cool down on some paper towel and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. Serve drizzled with honey.
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Sopapillas are a fried pastry that can be served sweet or savory. Great sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar then drizzled with honey. Cinco de Mayo favorite!

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Comments

  1. These have been on my cooking bucket list forever – thanks for a great recipe!

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