Sopapillas (Latin American Quick Donuts)

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Author Notes: I have vivid memories of my family's visits to Rosa's, a Latin American restaurant on the edge of town with amazing food and a hugely tall, friendly waiter who always remembered what we wanted. The best part were the piping hot sopapillas he'd bring to the table at the end of the meal that we'd drizzle them with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon. erinmcdowell

Makes about 15

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 pinches cinnamon, plus more for serving
  • 1 1/4 cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • Oil for frying
  • Granulated sugar, for garnish
  • Honey, for garnish
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix the flour and yeast to combine. Add the salt and cinnamon and mix to combine.
  2. Add the water and butter and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Up the speed and continue to mix until the dough is smooth, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl and let it rise, loosely covered, until double in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Bring a large pot of oil to 350° F. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into squares, then fry in batches until the squares are evenly golden and puffed. (They should be so puffy that there's a pocket of air in the center.)
  5. Remove the sopapillas from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on absorbent paper towels. Toss in sugar to coat, and serve warm with honey to garnish.

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21 days ago Chris Glenn

Woops....meant to say, found the answers you need, or not, but these should answer those questions.

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21 days ago Chris Glenn

I don't know if those of you that asked questions about making "Sopapillas" or not, but here are some links will give you answers to your questions:
Sopapillas
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Sopapillas - New Mexico Sopappilas Recipe:
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Search for "Baked Sopapillas":
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SO easy Oven Fried Sopapillas
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I did a search on the internet and found these links that answered the questions I had...hope these link help you.
Chris :-)

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about 1 month ago wax

Please don't call sopapillas "donuts." I'm happy you gave the recipe but here in New Mexico we respect the cuisine of many regions by calling them by their real names. .

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about 1 month ago mary pat

really?

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26 days ago Tommy

Thank you I have never ate a sopapilla with anything but chilli and beans

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about 1 month ago Lori

What do you mean by instant yeast?
Do you mean quick rise?

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about 1 month ago Allison Longenbaugh

Sopapillas are fantastic stuffed with meat and covered with salsa/sauce and cheese. They're not just for dessert!

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about 1 month ago Kate

Can i bake these instead of frying them? If so, what temp and how long?
Thanks!!

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3 months ago Rachelwrites

Two questions: Can I make this without a mixer? And, about how long does it take for the dough to puff up?

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about 1 year ago Carolina Lastra

In my country (Chile, latín América) we eat sopaipillas with "pebre" sauce ( a mix of cilantro, onion, perejil, lemon, salt And vinagre) and "chancho en piedra" (we mix onion, tomates, cilantro, perejil, ajo And salt like a Sauce)

We Also eat sopaipillas with jam, delicacy, mustard, ketchup or avocado.

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about 1 year ago EmFraiche

Mmmmmm... they served these at the Mexican restaurant where we ate growing up back in Oklahoma. So delicious! Thanks for the recipe!