Sopapillas are a menu item in almost every New Mexican restaurant across the state. They are a fried bread usually a dessert smothered in honey and butter. They are also served as an entree stuffed with refried beans, meats, cheese, onions and peppers. I read where in the US they originated in Albuquerque in the late 18th century. This tutorial will show you how to make them. I will be making the traditional dessert sopapilla with options of honey, cinnamon or powdered sugar. I like them with the powdered sugar because they aren't too sweet but my husband likes them with honey. If you wish to wow your dinner guest you just can't go wrong with this delicious pastry.
It is interesting to discover that sopapillas are a chemical reaction by yeast converting sugars into CO2.
Step 1: Ingredients
Step 2: Utensils
Step 3: Sopapilla Recipe:
Step 4: Measuring Dry Ingredients
Step 5: Mixing The Cinnamon Sugar
The cinnamon and sugar:
Step 6: Measuring Wet Ingredients
Step 7: Adding The Wet And Dry Ingredients
Step 8: Let It Rise
Step 9: Rolling It Out
Shaping the dough:
Step 10: Frying The Sopapillas
Step 11: Adding Sugar
Step 12: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
This was a superb recipe. I was very happy with the results and the extra time to allow it to rise was well worth the wait! I almost forgot how delicious they were! Again my husband liked the honey and cinnamon ones best and I liked the powdered sugar. I don't know why but I have discovered men seem to like things a little sweeter. I made these a few years ago and this recipe was much better.
I used a couple of different sizes of cookie cutters to see if they would still puff up and wow! I loved the way they turned out! A perfect idea for the upcoming holidays!
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