Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Light and Tasty Treat! Found in a New Mexico recipe selection. Soooo good when you serve them straight out of the oil and drizzle them with honey!!
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 cup warm water (105 -115 degrees)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1⁄4 cups scalded milk, cooled
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 4 cups flour
- Dissolve yeast in water and add to milk.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl and cut in tablespoons shortening.
- Make a well in center of dry ingredients. Add liquid to dry ingredients and work into a dough.
- Knead dough for 10 minutes, or until smooth; cover, and set aside.
- Heat 2 inches of shortening in a heavy pan at medium-high heat.
- Roll dough to a 1/8 ingh thickness on a lightly floured board.
- Cut dough into 4-inch squares and fry until golden on both sides, turning.
- once. (If the shortening is sufficiently hot, the sopaipillas will puff and become hollow shortly after being placed in the shortening.)
- Drain sopaipillas on absorbent towels.
- Serve with honey or stuffed.