Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
A friend gave me a 1969 cookbook, "Homemade Bread". This is one of the recipes from that book. I haven't tried any of them yet, but sopaipillas are a favorite of my families.
- 1 3⁄4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2⁄3 cup cold water
- Start heating salad oil or fat.
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Sift into mixing bowl.
- Cut in shortening with pastry blender.
- Add enough water to make a stiff dough.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead lightly until smooth.
- Cover with clean dish towel and let rest 10 mins.
- Roll dough very thin into a rectable about 15 X 12.
- Cut in 3 in.
- When oil is very hot (385 to 400), drop a few squares of dough into it at a time.
- Turn frequently so that sopaipillas will puff up evenly.
- Remove with slotted spoon.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Serve hot with honey.
- Makes 18 to 20 sopaipillas.