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Easy Homemade Sopapillas Recipe

This Easy Homemade Sopapillas Recipe makes it easy to make this fried puff pastry dessert, popular in Mexican restaurants. They're especially delicious with honey!

This Easy Homemade Sopapillas Recipe makes it easy to make this fried puff pastry popular in Mexican restaurants. They’re especially delicious with honey!

Ingredients

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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
honey

Instructions

  1. Mix first 7 ingredients.
  2. Knead, about 10 times, until smooth.
  3. Cover with a dish towel and let rise 1 hour.
  4. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness.
  5. Cut into squares or triangles.
  6. Fry one at a time in hot oil (385° to 400°), turning once until brown.
  7. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Mix 1/2 cup sugar with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in a bowl.
  9. Roll sopapillas in cinnamon and sugar.
  10. 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.