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Light, crispy pastry puffs, sopaipillas are a sweet way to round out a spicy meal. They make a nice winter dessert served warm and topped with honey or sugar. —Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Honey, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until a loose ball forms (dough will be crumbly).
  2. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 3 minutes or until smooth. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll out into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Cut into 12 squares with a knife or cut into 12 circles using a round biscuit cutter.
  3. In a deep-fat fryer, heat 2 in. of oil to 375°. Fry sopaipillas for 1-2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels; keep warm. Serve with honey and/or dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sopaipillas in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p35


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ferndale52 6639
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2014

"flavorful, easy to make. prefer without the sweeteners, goes well with spicy foods such as mexican or indian."

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BigMamaBear 3130
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2013

"Terrible. Just flavorless crackers. Nothing like what the photo portrays as the end result. Even the honey didn't help."

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linda_sue 5562
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2013

"One of the best Sopaipillas recipes I have tried in years - will make again"

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DeepSorrow 6839
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2013

"Very tasty, and so much fun to make!"

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Jaded76 7284
Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"I wasn't to pleased with these. The dough was tough to roll out and when i deep fried them they didn't rise...Nothing like the photo, Very Disappointing :("

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peepop 3053
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"The secret to frying sopapillas is this--when you drop them into the fat, they will rise to the surface. Using a cooking spoon or fork, push them back under the surface a second time. They will puff up when you do this, into delightful little pillows. Don't use too shallow a pan. They will turn themselves over if the fat is deep enough and hot enough. Try them with chocolate sauce and add a little cinnamon. Yummy."

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DeepSorrow 199041
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2013

"Easy and delicious, they turned out great!"

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Fernr2 199040
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2013

"So good with a spoonful of honey"

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NMMurphybuzz 4165
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"For zwhil, please note my earlier comment that says these are NEVER baked. These are not flat tacos or anything else flat. They are puffy, sopaipilla means pillow."

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zwhil 3542
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2013

"Delicious! Would these puff up if baked???"

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