Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sopapillas

Jared and I have pretty much rid the house of all junk food. No candy, chips, cookies....etc. It stinks. I have a sweet tooth so I'm always looking for something sweet!! So we have been looking for recipes that aren't loaded with sugar for dessert. Tonight I tried Sopapillas, a fried pastry originating in South America. So yes it's fried, so no it's probably not the healthiest thing, but it's not loaded with sugar!

This will make about 15-20 sopapillas.

Ingredients:
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
2 TBS Shortening
3/4 cup Warm Water
Oil to fry in
Ground Cinnamon
Honey

First heat your oil to 375*. Now again I'm going to really push buying a small fryer. While you can use a pot/pan on your stove it is WAYYYY easier with a fryer.

Mix together the Flour, Baking Soda, Salt, and Shortening. You can either use a mixer or use a fork to make sure the Shortening gets incorporated into the Flour. Next add the warm water. Once combined the dough should be smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let it set for about 15 minutes.

Uncover the dough and roll it out to be about 1/4 inch. The dough its pretty elastic so it will take a little bit to get it to stay.


Next cut the dough into 3 inch squares, or get cookie cutters to make fun shapes! If you have kids it's fun to let them cut whatever shapes they want!

Next place the squares in the fryer. Only place a few in at a time, don't over crowd them. Fry them until they are golden brown on each side. Place them on a plate with a paper towel to soak up the extra oil.

Top them with cinnamon and honey, and you are done! These are super yummy served with some vanilla ice cream.


Hope you try this out, they are so good!

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