Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
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.)
- 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
- 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.
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.
I made these for the Photo Swap #6. OK I wanted to really make these but poor twissis told me not to due to the wrong liquid content. I did some research on the internet for sopaipillas and found a similar recipe and used the water content from that recipe and then decreased it by 1 tablespoon for the heavy cream. I used 3/4 cup water minus 1 tablespoon. These came out really good. There does need to be some adjustment still in the liquid content but that will be easy since Diana Rattray (after I e-mailed her) fixed her recipe on her site. I do encourage people to try this recipe since it is really good. I used a cinnamon sugar mixture and sprinkled it over the top of them for flavor. Please do enjoy.
i feel really bad about having to give such a bad review. I was very excited to find this recipe and share it with my kids. It was a dessert that I had frequently as a child. this particular recipe I dont think is figured right on the wet and dry mixtures. I could not getjust the few tablespoons of wet liquid to make the 2 cups flour into a dough. I will keep trying to look this recipe up if anyone knows the correct wet/dry combination I know it can be great! Thanks