This old traditional Mexican recipe is very easy to make. Some people serve this pastry plain and some like to sprinkle the top with cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar. Give it a try and see which way you prefer.
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook time: 4 min
Yield: 12 servings
o 1 cup flour
o 1 teaspoon baking powder
o 1/2 teaspoon salt
o 1/2 tablespoon shortening (Crisco)
o 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar (for mix)
o room temperature water, as needed
o cooking oil, as needed
o additional sugar, as needed (for sprinkling on top)
1. Combine first five ingredients in a bowl. Use a fork or pastry cutter to cut in shortening.
2. Add only enough water to form a medium soft dough.
3. Place dough in refrigerator, in a covered bowl, for 30 minutes.
4. Roll out dough thin, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut in diamond shapes.
5. Fry in very hot cooking oil until slightly brown. Drain on paper towels.
6. Sprinkle sugar on top of sopaipillas and serve hot or cold.