Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sopapillas ~ Day 110

Sopapilla pronounced "soap-ah-pee-ya" is a traditional New Mexican fried bread.  They are served in two ways: stuffed with beans and meat or as a dessert, drizzled with honey or cinnamon sugar.  It tastes similar to bhatura without the tartness.  

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yields: 18 Sopapillas

  • All-purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp
  • Warm water - 1 or more cup
  • Oil - for frying

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour,baking powder, sugar, and salt.  Make a well in the center and add 1 tbsp oil. Mix well.  Add water little at a time and make a soft dough.  Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.  Cover with wet paper towel and rest for 20 minutes. 
  2. Heat oil for frying.  Divide the dough into half.  Roll the dough into 1/8-inch thick rounds.  Cut the dough into squares 4x4 or smaller.  Cover the pressed dough.
  3. Gently place the square (one at a time) into the hot oil.  Press the square gently while splashing hot oil on top. Once puffed, turn it to the other side and fry until both sides are golden brown.  Drain on paper towel. Repeat with the remaining dough.  
  4. Serve immediately drizzled with honey or cinnmon sugar.

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