Thursday, July 10, 2008

Deliciosas Sopaipillas!

These delicious little puffs of dough drizzling with honey or sprinkled with cinnamon sugar are a must dessert at any Mexican food restaurant. I admit that they can be a pain to fry up, especially when you’re making a whole slew of them for a party or get-together, but the results are worth it. My son can probably eat a half dozen of them at one sitting, so can my daughter come to think of it. Bob, my hubby, and I are a little more reserved and will eat two (or three).

They aren’t difficult to make BUT you must make sure that the oil temperature is at the required 370 to 380 º F or they will not puff up. You have to get them to bulge in order to open them and drizzle the honey! Your mouth will jump for joy at the taste of warm honey flavored sopaipillas. Hope you get the chance to make these at your next fiesta. Everyone will applaud you.


4 cups flour
1 ¼ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
Oil for frying

Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Cut in shortening and add just enough milk (about a quarter cup) to make a soft dough, just firm enough to roll. Cover bowl and let dough rest 30 to 60 minutes. Roll ¼ inch thick on lightly floured board and cut in diamond-shaped pieces. Heat one-inch of oil in a deep frying pan to approximately 370 to 380 º F. Add a few pieces at a time. Turn once so they will puff evenly on both sides; then turn back to brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar, or serve with honey. Makes about 30 - 40 sopaipillas, depending on the size.

This is picture of the Mexican Chocolate Kahlua Cheesecake featured in my ebook -
Mi Chita's. I'm adding this picture because my daughter is actually the one who developed this recipe and was rather perturbed that I didn't included it in my previous post. So my Angel Lily, here you go!

To buy the
Mi Chita's Mexican Chocolate ebook go here.

Mexican Word of the Day: Juarez
Mi vieja slapped me and I said Juarez your problem?!


Nikki Miller-Ka said...

Oh! Yum! Me gusta sopaipillas. Me recuerden de loukoumades de los Grecos. I hope my Spanish was OK. I don't have any Spanish-speaking friends here to practice with.

Michael said...

Those look amazingly good, I want some. :)

Michelle said...

WOW...your Sopaipillas look fabulous!

And thanks again for all the info on the Mexican Chocolate. I'm going to keep my eye out for some. And yes, that my Wolf range on my home page. It's a beauty and I just love it. We just finished up a huge 2-year oonstruction/renovation project on our home and I finally got the kitchen of my dreams. Don't you just love those red knobs on the Wolf!!!!!

Dhita said...

TFS, now I definitely how to make these yummies. My friends been raving about them but the greek version of it called loukomades

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, I haven't had sopaipillas in FOREVER. They look better than any I've ever had in a restaurant! I think every culture in the world has fried dough, I mean why not? We Italiani call them zeppole.

Adam said...

Wow you have a book? That's very cool.

I've never heard of Sopaipillas, but they look really tasty. I like how all cultures have some kind of fried dough, but they are still very unique.

Oh, and thanks for your comment before. Those pictures of me are a little old, but I am a workout-aholic.

Dibs said...

Hello Teresa, Thanks for being a foodbuzz friend. We actually 'met' earlier in cyberworld through Food Blog Roll. I have been follwing your blog from the Tequila post! I really like Mexican food (tried making tacos and guacamole yesterday!). For most Indians in US or Aussie, Mexican cusine is probably closest in the spicy-salty-chillie factor after Indian!
My blog has very traditional Indian recipes and experiences written by mom - I just post for her :-). If you do ever try any - I will be happy to suggest alternate ingredients or methods available in America! Happy food blogging and wish you great delicious meals.

Tina said...

Oh Teresa yummo on the sooaipillas. they are actually my husbands favorite. I guess I need to make him a batch. You need to check out the recipe for Sopaipilla Cheesecake I have listed on my site it is to die for. I bet your husband would love it.

puppymomma said...

Mmm, sopapaillas. Me encantan. Did you know, all this time, I didn't realize there was an "ai" in the word. I've been spelling it without the "a". Interesting.

I haven't even had them, and my mouth is jumping for joy.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE sopaillas ~ I can't wait to try these!

Sophie said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog :)! I'm actually really glad you did because I am in the process of trying to learn how to cook authentic Mexican food (like my grandma cooks!) and I was really delighted to see that you have quite a bit of authentic recipes! I'll definitely be back to check them out. By the way, do you have any great tortilla recipes you can send my way? I am trying to learn how to make them, so far no luck...I'll need all the tips you can send my way :D.

Nice meeting you!