Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mexican Sopapillas

I've been wanting to make these for a while they are such a treat! Maybe they will be a winter favorite! The kids liked getting to help roll out the dough.

Mexican Sopapillas (I doubled this and gave some for a birthday present)

1pkg. or ( 2 teaspoons of brick yeast its cheaper just store it in the freezer)
1/4 c. lukewarm water
6 tbls. honey
3/4 c. water or milk
1tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter (good for your teeth)
1 egg, beaten
3c. flour ( I used white whole wheat)
Approximately 2 inches cooking oil or a deep fryer.

Dissolve yeast in water and add honey. Warm butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then add the egg and butter to your mixer and mix on low add the yeast mixture when it has started to bubble a bit making sure to scrape out all of the honey into the mixing bowl. The slowly add the dry ingredients on a low setting.
Take the dough out and turn it onto a floured board or table and roll it out nice and flat as thin as you can without causing a tear and cut into squares about 1 1/2 to 2 inch squares, rectangles or triangles with your trusty pizza cutter. Some may want to use a thick cookie cutter as well depending on what time you have to play around with such things.
Put your oil on to heat and if you are using your stove it doesn't have to be on the highest setting but you will want to put it on high and then when it starts to heat up turn it down to about 6. Then just put one or two in and turn when they start to plump on one side then allow them to plump on the other side and remove. Serve with a honey and butter mixture or just both separately.  Some were eaten all by themselves. Yum!
This will foster fun memories and maybe stir up some old ones for you to share with your children about eating these sweet treats in your younger years. Treasure the moments.

1 comment:

Trisha said...

Sounds yummy AND easy! I shall make them this week! Thanks for sharing!!

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