Source of Recipe
Master Chef Don's 2008 Collection
Sopaipillas are fried Mexican pastries that are eaten for breakfast or dessert, usually w/honey or cinnamon sugar. They are so easy to make even if you have a ready commercial source for them & are esp fun as the finale of a Tex-Mex dinner
List of Ingredients
4 Cup Flour
2 Teaspoon Sugar
1/4 Cup Shortening or lard
1 Tablespoon Baking powder
1-1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 1/4 Cup Water or more if needed
Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening untilcrumbly. Add water and mix until holds together.
Knead 10-15 times until dough forms a smooth ball.
Cover and let set for 20 minutes. Divide dough into two parts.
Roll dough to 1/8" thickness on lightly floured board. Cut into 3" squares or triangles.
Do not allow to dry; cover those waiting to be fried.
When ready to fry, turn upside down so that surface on
bottom while resting is on top when frying.
Fry in 3" hot oil until golden brown, turning once.
Add only a few at a time to maintain proper temperature. Drain on paper towels.