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How to Make Sopaipillas

Sopaipillas are delicious puff pastry desserts which are traditionally served with honey for dipping. They are also nice sprinkled with cinnamon sugar. This sopaipillas recipe is simple to follow and the sopaipillas are hot and crunchy. If you like good Mexican desserts, this one is great. You can also serve the sopaipillas with ice cream or cream instead of the honey and cinnamon sugar if you like. These tasty Mexican treats are great for any holiday or special occasion. Alternatively they are equally good with a champurrado or coffee as an after dinner snack.

These pastries are filling and delicious, and you can serve them with syrup instead of honey if you want, or simply serve them plain and let people add their own syrup, honey or flavorings. Serve these on a special occasion or just make them for dessert. In Mexico they are just offered as a regular dessert so if you fancy a change from your usual mousse, cheesecake, pie or cookies, give it a try and you will love the result. Both the flavor and the texture are incredible and you can get a real taste of typical Mexican cuisine by making these.

To make these you need to combine the dry ingredients then mix in the wet ones. You will get a nice dough which you can knead. Let the dough rise, roll it out, cut it into shapes, and then fry the dough. The result will be the delicious sopaipillas which you can serve with honey and cinnamon sugar to give a lovely, sweet flavor to them. This makes the most amazing snack or dessert, and the whole family will love these. Sopaipillas are hot, comforting and truly delicious. They are also quick and easy to prepare yourself, so read on, discover our sopaipillas recipe, and get ready to make this lovely Mexican treat.

Pronounced soh-pai-PEE-yas, these little treats are perfect for any occasion. Whether you buy them from a Mexican bakery or follow our recipe and make your own, there is no doubt you will really enjoy the taste. The flavor is quite neutral, although the honey and cinnamon sugar lends a distinctive sount of the border taste. Anyone can make these because our recipe is so simple, so even if you do not usually make baked goods or similar, try this recipe and you will soon find out it really is easy to make sopaipillas. You can make good, traditional Mexican food in your own kitchen without the need of finding a Mexican bakery or similar. Making your own works out cheaper and the flavor is perfectly fresh.

How to Make Sopaipillas
Summary: Sopaipillas are made with flour, sugar, cream, and other basic ingredients, and served hot with honey and cinnamon sugar. These treats are typically Mexican and so tasty.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
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  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup warm water
  • Honey and cinnamon sugar, to serve
  1. Mix together the baking powder, flour, sugar and salt.
  2. Stir in the cream, water and oil.
  3. Knead to make a soft dough and turn out on to a floured board.
  4. Knead again, then cover with a dishcloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat 3 inches of oil in a heavy pan or deep fat fryer to 375 degrees F.
  6. Roll the dough into a 12 x 9 inch rectangle which is about ⅛ inch thick.
  7. Cut it into 3 squares and add them to the hot oil, 2 at a time.
  8. Use a fork to press them down into the oil so they puff up.
  9. Fry, turning once, until golden brown, then drain well.
  10. Drizzle honey over the sopaipillas and sprinkle them with cinnamon sugar before serving.

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Sopaipillas are really easy to make and these doughy treats can be prepared, cooked and served in just half an hour. The ingredients you need to make these south of the border treats can be found in your pantry and refrigerator and the recipe is simple enough for even the most novice cook to manage with ease. Once they are cooked, you can serve them warm from the pan, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and no matter the quantity you have made you can expect to have an empty plate after serving them. It is impossible to leave any sopaipillas uneaten on the plate.


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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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