• YIELD 18-24 sopapillas
  • 2cups flour
  • 2teaspoons baking powder
  • 12teaspoon salt
  • 2tablespoons shortening
  • 34cup water
  • oil (for frying)


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut shortening in until mixture is a rough texture.
  3. Gradually add warm water.
  4. Mix to form dough.
  5. Knead until smooth.
  6. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes (this will make it easier to roll out).
  7. Start oil heating (desired temp is 375° – 400°).
  8. On a lightly floured board, roll dough thin (between 1/4 and 1/8 inch).
  9. Cut into 3 inch squares.
  10. Fry a few at a time, turning when golden and puffed up.
  11. Drain on paper towels.
  12. Serve immediately.

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