Sopapillas are crispy, airy, and delicious deep fried pastries. My recipe just has 5 ingredients.
The supplies are: a mixer, sifter (optional), rolling pin, butter knife, pastry mat (optional), and a pan to fry in.
Step 1: Ingredients
1). 2 cups flour
2). 3 teaspoons baking powder
3). 1/2 teaspoon salt
4). 1 tablespoon shortening
5). 1/2 cup lukewarm water
Step 2: Mixing and Sifting Dry Ingredients
1). sift the flour before you mix it with the other ingredients.
2). Mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
Step 3: Adding the Shortening
1). Mix the shortening in to the bowl with the flour, salt, and baking powder until it's resembles coarse.
2). When it is coarse add the 1/2 cup of lukewarm water to make the dough.
Step 4: The Dough
1). When the dough is done knead until smooth. Then divide in half, and let it set for 10 min.
2). After rested, role out to a 1/8 inch and cut into a 2 x 2 square.
Step 5: Frying the Sopapillas
1). The oil needs to be 375 degrees. After cut put the sopapillas into a pan/pot that is around half way full of oil give them about 6-10 seconds on both sides and cook until golden brown.