1 hr 20 mins
I got this recipe from my mom who in turn got it from my grandmother who was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. Sopapillas definitely take a bit of practice but if my brother is right its "the love" that makes them puff!!
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- 1In a large mixing bowl sift flour, measure out 4 cups and sift again -- add salt baking powder & sugar.
- 2Cut in shortening.
- 3Add milk, a little bit at a time, until you have a ncie dough ball -- the texture will be a bit crumbly.
- 4Cover dough ball with a wet paper towel and let stand for 1 hour.
- 5Preheat about an inch (more is better) of vegetable or corn oil in a skillet or high walled griddle to 375°F.
- 6Working in batches grab 1/2 cup of dough and roll out as thin as you can get it, about 1/16 of an inch.
- 7This should make roughly 3 sopapillas, smaller does work out better in this case ;).
- 8Using a pizza cutter or knife cut dough into rectangles (or squares or circles, go crazy people!) lol.
- 9Drop the dough into the hot oil one at a time and briefly submerge to help puff.
- 10This is also where the amount of oil is important -- there should be enough oil to allow the dough to puff up and still be submerged in oil.
- 11Consistency of oil temperature is also important. That's why its better to work in small batches.
- 12Tapping them against the side of the skillet can also help.
- 13Remember -- love your sopapillas -- its the love that makes them puff!
- 14This recipe should make approximately 20 sopapillas.
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Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Sopapillas
Serving Size: 1 (42 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 20
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 120.7
- Calories from Fat 20
- Total Fat 2.2 g
- Saturated Fat 0.7 g
- Cholesterol 1.7 mg
- Sodium 311.6 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.6 g
- Sugars 1.9 g
- Protein 2.9 g