Friday, September 9, 2011

Sopapillas

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

Sopapillas
The Homesick Texan
Lisa Fain
page 295
Prepared In
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
For Topping
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

Enjoy!
*This post is part of The Homesick Texan Cookbook Spotlight and Cook-Off sponsored by Hyperion and hosted at girlichef*

I am so excited that you came by today to have dessert with us, of course you can have seconds! I sure hope you will come back to see us real soon, we always enjoy spending time with you!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
This Post Is Linked To:
Melt In Your Mouth Monday

26 comments:

  1. those look great! i have the mac n cheese in the oven right now. i decided not to make the sopapillas simply for the reason that you did...because they look so darn yummy. i am afraid to have something so delicious in my house :)

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  2. Miz Helen, these are wonderful! I am making these for Halloween!! xo

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  3. There is nothing better than a piping hot sopapilla! Yum! When I lived in NM, one of my favorite meals was a savory sopapilla stuffed with meat, cheese, beans, etc. So.Good. Thanks for sharing them, Miz Helen. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. I've never made sopapillas, but I love them. It's a great treat after Mexican food (which is my favorite). Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. These look amazing! I am hungry for dessert now. :)

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  6. I already saw this recepie on another blog.Have to make it it seems so simple but delicious.And your idea of sending a basket to neighbours(who are my parents in this case)seem a real good one;)

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  7. Yes please! Your sopapillas look wonderful, and I know I would love a welcoming basketful after any sort of meal ;)

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  8. No hay nada mejor que las sopaipillas ,también son un clásico de Chile,son muy ricas,abrazos cordiales.

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  9. i wish my doorbell would ring and I would find a your beautiful basket of sopapillas there! I didn't make these because I knew I would eat them all. Yours are gorgeous. ;-)

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  10. Hmmm... Never heard of these, but they look delicious and have some great classic flavours! Must be great.

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  11. I would love a basket full of these babies..yummy!!

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  12. These kind of remind me of New Orleans beignets, but I think they're less doughy, right? Anyway, they look fabulous! Anything sweet and fried has my name on it!

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  13. I would love to find a basket of sopapillas on my doorstep! (Hint, hint!) (Mexico isn't THAT far away!)

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  14. I have never heard of these before but they sound divine! I can see why they would be so popular!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  15. These soapapillas look wonderful! I hope to try this soon. YUM!

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  16. I love sopapillas! I am just drooling over your photos. It has been years since I have had them and now I am definitely going to have to remedy that problem :-)

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  17. Oh Miz Helen, these look fantastic! They take me back to my childhood. Thank you for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  18. Miz Helen those sopapillas look wonderful and I love the plates!

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  19. The name is so cute and they look really delicious. We love our fried sweets and these look like they would fit right in with the ones we make!

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  20. These look delicious, I can't wait to try them!

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  21. These look wonderful! I love sopapillas!

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  22. Miz Helen, these are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  23. Oh my goodness, these look wonderful! I can't wait to make these. I linked to you from Sweet Tooth Friday. Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe!

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  24. This was my pick for the Secret Recipe Club. These turned out so wonderfully delicious. Fantastic treat to make my family. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I know I'll be making these again. Here is the link to my blog post if you're interested in checking it out: http://imapretendchef.blogspot.com/2011/09/secret-recipe-club-sopapillas.html

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  25. Oh yum! I've never made these at home, I bet they are amazing.

    Thanks for stopping by Sweet Tooth Friday!

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