Christmas Recipes

Sopaipillas With Honey

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon solid vegetable shortening
1/3 cup warm water
Vegetable oil for frying
Honey or confectioners sugar

Directions:

In a small bowl stir flour with baking powder, salt and sugar. Add vegetable shortening and cut in with 2 knives until mixture resembles corn meal. Add water and stir with a fork to make a stiff dough. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Put dough back in bowl. Cover and let stand 30 minutes. Pour oil into a saucepan to a depth of 3 inches; heat to 375 F. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough to an 18x6 inch rectangle. Cut into 2x3 inch rectangles. Slide several dough rectangles into the hot oil (do not fry
more than one layer at a time) and fry 1 minute on each side, until golden and puffed. Lift out with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve Sopaipillas warm. drizzled with honey or sprinkled with confectioners sugar.


Added On: 2005-09-10
Submitted By: RecipeBits.com Staff
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