Sopapillas

SopapillasOh baby is typically what you will say when you eat these, then you will say it again. Fried dough? What could be better? The sopapilla is basically a quick bread that is fried and sweetened with powdered sugar, honey, or cinnamon and sugar. This recipe is truly one that is easy to make and the dough can be made ahead of time so you can be ready for your guests or family when it comes to a snack or dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 – 1 cup of really warm water
  • vegetable oil, enough to be about 2-3 inches for frying
  • powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar, or honey

In a large bowl, sift all of your dry ingredients. This will ensure that there are no lumps and make a nice light and fluffy dough when fried. Once you have the ingredients sifted, add the water and the vegetable shortening. This is where you get dirty as you need to get in there with your hands and make a nice dough. It will be a bit sticky, but it is important to not have a dry dough. Starting with the 3/4 cups is a good idea, but you will most likely need to add a tablespoon or more. Once you have a moist but firm enough dough as you do not want it to break, shape it into a ball, completely cover with plastic wrap and place in the refridgerator for at least one hour, however you can let it set overnight if need be.

Get your oil preheated, roughly about 2-3 inches in a large pan. Once you are ready, lightly flour your bread board, as well as your rolling pin. Now remove the wrapping from the dough ball, and cut it in half. Flatten it out a bit, then roll it out into about an 8 to 10 inch circle, making it about a 1/4 thick if possible. With a knife, cut into pizza slices, or any shape that you like.  Now, once the oil is heated, add a few sopapillas, being careful not to overcrowd. Cook these on medium-low heat for roughly two minutes on each side. Once golden brown on each side, remove them from the oil and let the oil drain in a strainer lined with paper towel. Plate them by sprinkling with powdered sugar, cinnamon and sugar, or honey. Heck, do it all.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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