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Sopaipillas
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Prep. Time: 1:40
Serves: 10

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. shortening
1 cup warm water

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-Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together; cut in shortening; work in warm water.
-Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; cover with damp cloth; allow to rest for 1 hour.
-Divide dough into 2 equal pieces and roll each piece to 1/2" - 3/4" thick.
-Cut 2" - 4" long strips out of dough.
-Fry strips in 1 1/2" of 425 degree oil turning once, until brown; drain on brown paper bags.

Notes: Serve with honey butter.

Make It A Meal: Serve with Fajitas like Chili's and Rice Picante.

(1) Visitor Comment:

  • You will know your oil is hot enough when your sopapillas puff up right after placing in the oil. In New Mexico, we serve our sopapillas with the meal, not as a dessert as we've seen elsewhere. Bite off a corner and drizzle in some honey. Yum!

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