I was very excited when I learned that our Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off Group would be making Sopapillas a classic Mexican dessert. After a wonderful Mexican meal one may feel there is no room for dessert until you learn the Sopapillas are on the way, then there is always room. Sopapillas are a great light yeast bread that puffs up when fried, drizzle warm honey over the Sopapilla or just dip it in the bowl of honey. There is nothing like a great basket of Sopapillas to send your guests home with a smile on their face.
How About Some Hot Sopapillas
The Homesick Texan
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Serves About 24 Sopapillas
1 tablespoon or 1 packet of yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Vegetable Oil , for frying
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Honey to taste
Mix the yeast with the warm water and let it sit for 5 minutes, Meanwhile, combine the flour, sugar, and salt, Add the melted butter to the yeast and then slowly stir the liquid into the flour mixture. Mix until well combined. Knead the dough for 3 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rise in a greased bowl for 1 hour, or until dough is doubled in size.
After dough has risen, punch it down on a floured surface; then roll it out into a 1/4 inch thick rectangle. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut out 3 inch squares and then cut squares on the diagonal into triangles.
Heat 3 inches of oil in a large pot or Dutch oven to 350 degrees. Fry two triangles of dough at a time in the oil for1 minute on each side. The dough should puff when it hits the oil. Drain the sopapillas on a paper towel, then sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Serve hot with honey.
Make The Dough and Let It Rise
Roll The Dough and Cut The Triangles
Fry, Drain, Sprinkle With Sugar and Cinnamon then Drizzle With Honey
*This post is part of The Homesick Texan Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef*
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