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Also called frybread, great with apple butter,or honey.


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2 c
all-purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
2 Tbsp
vegetable shortening
3/4 c
warm water, plus more as needed
peanut oil, for frying
apple butter, honey or cinnamon sugar, for serving

How to Make Sopapillas


  • 1Sift the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
  • 2Add the shortening and water, work them in with your hands to make a soft, pliable dough.
  • 3Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, if the dough feels too dry.
  • 4Gather the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap.
  • 5Put the dough in the refrigerator and chill for at least 1 hour so it will firm up a bit and be easier to roll and cut. (Dough can be prepared 1 day ahead, refrigerated.)
  • 6Unwrap the ball of dough and put on a lightly floured surface, cut in half. With a floured rolling pin, roll each piece of dough into a circle, about 1/4-inch thickness. Using a paring knife or pizza cutter, cut the dough into triangles as you would a pizza. You should end up with 6 or 8 triangles per circle.
  • 7Heat 2-inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a heavy skillet or deep pot over medium-high heat.
  • 8Fry a few of the sopapillas at a time, keeping an eye on maintaining the oil temperature. As the sopapillas puff up and rise to the surface, flip them over with a slotted spoon, skimmer, or chopsticks; about 2 minutes on each side. Carefully remove the sopapillas from the oil and drain on several layers of paper towels or a brown paper bag. Cool slightly. Serve hot with apple butter,honey or cinnamon sugar.

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About Sopapillas

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #or

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