Sopapillas (Yeast variation)

Recipe by SharleneW
READY IN: 35mins




  • Bring milk just to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Combine flour, salt and baking powder in medium bowl.
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal; make well in center.
  • Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm water.
  • Pour in 1/2 cup of the cooled milk.
  • Pour the yeast mixture into the center of dry ingredients.
  • Add additional milk if necessary so the dough just holds together.
  • Gather dough together and knead 15 times.
  • Cover with a cloth and let stand about 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees.
  • On a floured surface, roll out half the dough to a 1/4-inch sheet.
  • Cut into 9 triangles and cover with a towel to keep moist.
  • Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Add a few to oil at a time.
  • Fry on both sides 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Drain on paper toweling.