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Author Notes: Soft pillows of fried dough drizzled with honey ~ A traditional New Mexican treat. —TammyRenea
- 1 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Shortening (or Butter)
- 1/2 cup Milk
- Vegetable Oil, Enough For 1-2 Inches In Your Frying Pan
- Honey, For Serving
- Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a bow
- Cut in shortening until mixture looks like coarse meal.
- Stir in the milk with a fork until it comes together in a moist dough.
- Form into a ball and knead several times. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into an 1/8” thickness.
- Cut into (handheld size) squares or triangles. (I used a pizza cutter for cutting the dough.)
- Heat oil to 375ºF in a deep pan.
- Fry the dough (2 or 3 at a time, at the most) turning often until golden on all sides.
- This should take place very quickly, about 30 seconds
- Remove the cooked sopaipillas from the oil using a spatula and drain on paper towels. Repeat frying the rest.
- Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Honey
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