Recipe by twissis
Sopaipillas are fried Mexican pastries that are eaten for breakfast or dessert, usually w/honey or cinnamon sugar. They are so easy to make even if you have a ready commercial source for them & are esp fun as the finale of a Tex-Mex dinner. The source for this recipe was Diana Rattray, Southern U.S. Cuisine. (NOTE: This recipe has been corrected by my site source & those changes to the liquid ingredients are now reflected here as well.)
Top Review by Mary K. W.
These are very easy to make up. To my taste, they're just not quite sweet enough, even when sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on them after they cooked. Also, I thought the dough is a little tough, but that could be just me.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1⁄2 cup warm water
Directions See How It's Made
- In a lrg mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt & sugar. Stir till blended.
- Stir in oil, cream & water. Knead to make a soft dough.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly. Dough will be sticky. Cover w/dish cloth & let rest for 30 minutes.
- Heat about 3 in of oil in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer to 375°.
- Roll dough into a rectangle about 12x9 in & 1/8-in thick. Cut into 3-in squares.
- Carefully add squares to the hot oil, 2-3 at a time. Use a fork to press down into the oil so they will puff. Fry till golden brown (turning once) & drain well.