Homemade Traditional Sopapillas Recipe

Homemade Traditional Sopapillas Recipe


4 cups all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons shortening

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups warm water

2 quarts oil for frying


1. Stir together flour, shortening, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.

2. Stir in water; mix until dough is smooth. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.

3. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Roll dough out on a floured board until 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick.

4. Cut into 3-inch squares.

5. Fry dough squares in the preheated oil until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.