How to prepare a Sopaipillas(Puffy Fried Bread) – Baked Goods

Cooking Category Baked Goods
Recipe Name

Sopaipillas(Puffy Fried Bread)

 

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
milk (about 1 1/4 cups) salad oil for frying
Sift flour, measure, and sift again with the salt, baking powder, and sugar. Cut in the shortening, and add milk to make a soft dough just firm enough to roll. Cover bowl and let dough stand for 30 to 60 minutes; then roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board and cut in diamond-shaped pieces. Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to about 370o to 380o. Add a few pieces at a time, turn at once so they will puff evenly, then turn back to brown both sides. Drain on paper toweling. Makes 4 dozen or more.