This Easy Homemade Sopapillas Recipe makes it easy to make this fried puff pastry popular in Mexican restaurants. They’re especially delicious with honey! Our kids just love them and they’re always a special treat!
You can save the some of the sopapilla dough in the refrigerator and use the dough for another night of sopapillas. In our family, we usually get 2-3 nights out of 1 batch of soapillas.Print
Easy Homemade Sopapillas Recipe
This Easy Homemade Sopapillas Recipe makes it easy to make this fried puff pastry popular in Mexican restaurants. They’re especially delicious with honey!
1 pkg. or 1 Tbsp. yeast
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Tbsp. shortening, melted
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. sugar
5 cups flour
oil for frying
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Mix first 7 ingredients.
- Knead, about 10 times, until smooth.
- Cover with a dish towel and let rise 1 hour.
- Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness.
- Cut into squares or triangles.
- Fry one at a time in hot oil (385° to 400°), turning once until brown.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in a bowl.
- Roll sopapillas in cinnamon and sugar.
- Serve with honey.
Make sure your oil is hot enough and the dough is 1/8 inch thick or your sopapillas won’t puff. Makes about 20.
These recipes make a great meal for these Sopapillas:
This Homemade Sopapillas Recipe is from Volume 1 of our cookbook:
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I was thrilled to see this recipe in the video showing what is in your cookbook!! My favorite meal in the world is bean and cheese sopapillas from a restaurant in my hometown. Have you guys tried stuffing the dough with savory fillings in a half moon shape and pinching the ends together like an empanada? If not, do you think it would work? I have always wanted to be able to have my favorite meal anytime I want! And you guys make everything look so doable and of course delicious, I think I just may be able to now!!! Thank you! I will be ordering volume 1 and 2 on payday and can’t wait!
I have never used the dough like that Stephanie but what you might do is sometime when you make the sopapillas you might try to do a couple up as empanadas. One thing too I have found with sopapilla recipes is to be sure to roll them as thin as to can. I causes them to puff up better. Thank you on all the kind words on our books we really appreciate it. Hope you have fun with them and they help.
Hi Jill! Thank you for answering my question, you were very helpful. Today was payday and I just order 1 and 2. I can’t wait!!!
Love making sopapillas , rolled very thin to puff good. then tear corner n drop little honey in the pocket yum. Or make them bigger open the top an fill with taco ingred.,but taught no yeast, baking powd. Guess will try the yeast !!
You won’t go back. Yeast makes a better flavor.