Sopaipillas (Mexican Dessert)

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Melissa Turner

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Tender warm pillows of fried dough, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey.

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If you have never had sopaipillas, stop now and make this simple dessert. Every culture has some type of fried dough recipe and this is the Latin version. The fried dough puffs up nice and fluffy. Once fried, they're coated in a cinnamon sugar mixture and drizzled with honey. So simple and delicious! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Makes 1 dozen
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
5 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 2/3 c
    water
  • ·
    oil for frying
  • ·
    cinnamon and sugar mix (1/2 c sugar to 1 tsp of cinnamon)
  • ·
    honey

How to Make Sopaipillas (Mexican Dessert)

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine the dry ingredients and then add the shortening.
  2. Cut in shortening until crumbly.
  3. Gradually add water.
  4. Stir with a fork until the mixture holds together.
  5. On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 2 mins until smooth. Cover and let stand for 5 mins.
  6. Roll out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut into 2 1/2 in triangles.
  8. Heat oil to 375 degrees in a deep fat fryer or electric skillet. Fry on both sides for 1-2 mins until golden brown and puffy.
  9. Remove from oil and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mix. Then drizzle honey over them and eat while still warm.

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