Does anyone have an easy recipe for sopapillas?

My boyfriend loves to order them when we go to our favorite Mexican restaurant, and I would love to make them for him at home. Is there an easy recipe for them?

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14 Responses to “Does anyone have an easy recipe for sopapillas?”

  1. ♪♫Jasmine♪♫ said:

    Ingredients
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons shortening
    2/3 cup milk
    vegetable oil
    honey
    cinnamon sugar

    Directions
    1Combine the first 4 ingredients. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture is just crumbly. Add milk stirring with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.
    2Shape into a ball; turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth (about 1 minute). Cover dough and let rest 1 hour.
    3Roll the dough into 1/16 inch thickness with a floured rolling pin. Using a pizza cutter cut the dough in to 3 inch squares, cover dough with a damp towel or cloth.
    4Pour oil to 2 inches deep in a heavy pot. Heat to 375°F Drop the dough a few at a time into the hot oil turning immediately to allow even puffing. Turn back over and cook until both sides are light golden brown. Drain on paper towels and repeat until all dough is used. Serve immediately with honey and cinnamon sugar.

    Enjoy!

  2. willa said:

    Sopaipillas

    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons shortening
    3/4 cup water
    2 cups vegetable oil for frying

    In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using hands, mix in water to make a smooth dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface. Cut dough into 12 pieces, and shape into round balls. Cover, and set aside.

    Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

    On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into thin circles. Cut each circle into triangles. Fry in hot oil, until golden brown, turning when dough puffs. Remove, and drain well on paper towels.

  3. caroline ♥♥♥♥♥ said:

    4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    4 tablespoons shortening
    1 1/2 cups warm water
    2 quarts oil for frying

    In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and shortening. Stir in water; mix until dough is smooth. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
    Roll out on floured board until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 3 inch squares. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

  4. Queen Mab said:
  5. M ♥ C said:

    i made this one before. its good and fairly easy

    Show: Emeril Live
    Episode: A Taste of New Mexico

    1 package active dry yeast
    11/2 cups milk
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
    1 large egg
    4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon cornmeal
    1 teaspoon salt
    Vegetable oil, for frying
    Honey

    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the yeast, milk, sugar, and butter, and mix well for 2 minutes. Add the egg, and mix well. Add 4 cups of the flour, the cornmeal and salt. Beat at low speed until all the flour is incorporated, then on medium speed until a ball of dough forms, adding more flour as needed if too sticky.
    Remove from the mixer, form into a ball, and place in a lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until nearly doubled, about 1 hour.

    Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat into a thick rectangle, about 1-inch thick. Roll out until about 1/4-inch thick, and with a sharp knife, cut the dough into squares, about 2 1/2 to 3 inch-square.

    Heat the fryer to 360 degrees F.

    Drop the dough into the hot oil, being careful not to overcrowd the sopapillas as they are cooking, and turning them constantly to cook on all sides until golden, about 3 minutes per batch. Remove the sopapillas from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

    Serve the sopapillas hot, drizzled with honey.

  6. babygirl2000_85301 said:

    you can try to look on food network

  7. lizet1981 said:

    Prep Time: 30 Minutes
    Cook Time: 15 Minutes
    Ready In: 45 Minutes
    Yields: 24 servings

    “Crispy Mexican flatbread deep fried and golden brown.”

    INGREDIENTS:
    4 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons shortening
    1 1/2 cups warm water
    2 quarts oil for frying

    DIRECTIONS:
    1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and shortening. Stir in water; mix until dough is smooth. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
    2. Roll out on floured board until 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 3 inch squares. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.

  8. allexgirl said:

    Sopapillas (puffed, fried bread)

    4 cups Flour
    3/4 tsp Salt
    2 tsp Baking Powder
    1 Tbsp Lard (or Vegetable Shortening)
    1 cup Warm Water

    Thouroughly mix dry ingredients, then add the lard or shortening until it is thouroughly dissolved. Slowly add about one cup of warm water and knead until smooth. The dough should then be the consistency of pie dough or possibly a bit more stiff. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rise for about 1 hour. Roll the dough out very thin, about 1/32 of an inch thick. Cut into rectangular strips about 3 X 4 inches. Cook the strips in deep Fat or shortening or oil at about 400ºF until golden brown. Serve warm with butter, honey, cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar.

    The sopapillas puff as they cook. If they do not puff sufficiently then either they are not thin enough or the oil is not hot enough.
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    Sopapillas Mexican

    1 3/4 cups flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 Tablespoon sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 Tablespoons shortening
    2/3 cup milk

    2 cups hot oil, for frying
    honey, if desired
    cinnamon sugar, if desired

    Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until like corn meal. Add milk, mixing just until dough holds together in a ball. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead about 1 minute. Cover dough and let rest 1 hour. Roll into a 12×15 inch rectangle, about 1/8 inch
    thick. Cut into 3 inch squares.

    Heat oil in deep fryer to 370 or 380F. Drop quares a few pieces at a time into oil, turning at once so they will puff evenly. Brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve hot with butter to accompany a meal, or with honey and cinnamon as a sweet treat.

  9. sue said:

    The recipe is on the Masa Harina package. It works and is the easiest to use. Just add water to a measure of the Masa. Deep fryer set to 300 is good. proper draining of fried foods is very important.

  10. paramedicgirl said:

    The easiest way I’ve ever heard was this:
    flour tortilla shells
    cinnamon
    sugar
    oil (for frying)

    Mix the cinnamon & sugar in a large bowl.
    Cut up the tortilla shells, fry them in the oil for a few minutes (they’ll brown slightly more once you remove them from the oil). Immediately put them in the bowl with the cinnamon & sugar, coat well, remove & enjoy!

  11. Kris L said:

    These aren’t sopapillas, but the taste is very similar.
    Buy flour tortillas and cut the whole package of them into ‘strips’ (yes, some will be smaller, I know tortillas are round) of 4″x1/2″ and separate them (fluff them with your fingers). Heat 3/4″ of oil in a small fry pan, to as HOT as you can get it. Drop the strips of tortilla into the oil, but only about ten to fifteen at a time. Stir them around for about 30 seconds and remove … place on several layers of paper towel and shake cinnamon sugar (1/4 cinnamon to 3/4 sugar) onto them, then stir them to get the sugar on all sides, and place on more paper towels to ‘drain.’ If a few get too ‘brown’ then take them out of the oil sooner … use a large slotted spoon (METAL only) or a large round spatula with holes (also metal only) to stir and remove from the oil.
    Generally it takes one whole tortilla per person as a ‘treat’ and these are best made and eaten while still warm … but you’ll have that whole ‘bag’ of tortilla strips cut and waiting for your boyfriend to come and have a ‘nice treat’ with you … the frying is very easy after you’ve done this a few times, and I can guarantee that your boyfriend will be VERY impressed.
    After you sprinkle the sugar, pour the stuff on the paper towels back into a bag (it can be re-used), and keep paper towels, oil, and yourself around to ‘cook up some fun’ …
    I’ve made home-made potato chips, home made tortitilla chips, and home-made ‘sweets’ and for some reason ALL of the kids in the neighborhood wanted to hang out at my house … kids enjoy learning to make these very SIMPLE foods, and it’s fun and educational at the same time … so enjoy making my ‘sort of sopapillas’ and impressing everyone with how good a cook you are!

  12. Sally C said:

    corn tortillas just puff them up with liknd homeade flour and make a big hole and puff puff you go+

  13. HAPPY_DAYZZZ said:

    Hello!

    I am a huge fan of Mexican food…
    Especially sopapillas!

    Sopapillas are basically a type of fried pastry which originated in New Mexico, although they are related to many South and Central American fried doughs.
    Latin American sopapillas are different from New Mexican ones, which leads to some confusion for diners expecting one dish and getting another.

    A New Mexican sopapilla is a pillow-like puff of fried pastry accomplished by making a special dough which puffs up as it fries, like a doughnut. It can be served sweet or savory, depending on region or taste, and is an important element of New Mexican and Southwestern cuisine.

    A Latin American sopapilla is a type of tortilla.

    The recipe is quite simple and I have even made them at home… AND everyone L-o-v-e-d them!

    Heres a pic for visual-
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/e1/Sopaipilla.jpg/800px-Sopaipilla.jpg

    ===INGREDIANTS===
    1 pkg. dry yeast
    1/4 c. lukewarm water
    3/4 c. milk
    6 tbsp. sugar
    1 tsp. salt
    2 tbsp. butter
    1 egg, beaten
    3 c. flour
    Approximately 2 inches cooking oil

    ===DIRECTIONS===
    Soften yeast in lukewarm water. Set aside.

    Combine milk, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in butter. Allow to cool until lukewarm.

    Stir in beaten egg and yeast mixture. Gradually add flour.

    Work with hands if mixture becomes too thick to stir. Cover dough with a damp cloth and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours.

    Punch down, turn out onto a lightly floured board, knead briefly until dough is smooth.

    Cover and let rest for 15 minutes. Roll to about 1/2 inch thick square and cut with a 2 inch cookie cutter.

    Heat oil to 350°F.

    Cook sopapillas a few at a time, browning on one side, and turning only once. They will puff up.

    Drain on absorbent paper and serve with powdered sugar sprinkle

    THATS IT!
    ~SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS!~

  14. ☆Cookiez and Milk☆ said:

    INGREDIENTS
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 tablespoons shortening
    3/4 cup water
    2 cups vegetable oil for frying

    DIRECTIONS
    In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using hands, mix in water to make a smooth dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface. Cut dough into 12 pieces, and shape into round balls. Cover, and set aside.
    Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
    On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into thin circles. Cut each circle into triangles. Fry in hot oil, until golden brown, turning when dough puffs. Remove, and drain well on paper towels.

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