New Mexico Sopapillas

    35 minutes

    This is a classic fried pastry, with versions popular in Chile, Argentina and the US. This recipe is similar to the ones you find in New Mexico in the USA. Roll in a mixture of cinnamon and caster sugar immediately after frying, or try drizzling with honey.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 2L vegetable oil for frying
    • 625g plain flour
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 30g butter
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 125g caster sugar

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 190 C.
    2. In a large bowl, sieve flour, baking powder and salt. Rub in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in water just until dough pulls together. Divide dough into 4 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Roll the balls into 20cm diameter circles. Cut each one into 8 wedges.
    3. In a large bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
    4. Fry the wedges until they puff up and turn light brown. Drain briefly, roll in the cinnamon sugar and serve hot.

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    Melt in your mouth! Easy too. We all just loved them.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I have not made this recipe as yet but have had these in resturants and love them, especiaslly with honey. Can't wait to make them myself.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Tried the recipe with both honey and the cinnamon sugar. Both myself and the kids preferred the cinnamon sugar. The recipe gave us a different type of dessert. The dough was easy to work with and quick to fry. Very delicious.  -  29 Sep 2008