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  • 1 c. flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 T. shortening
  • 1/3 c. 'warm' water
  • Cooking oil for deep fat frying
  • Honey, optional
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Gradually add water, stirring with a fork. The dough will be crumbly.

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for 3 minutes or until smooth.

Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Roll out into a 12-in. x 10-in. rectangle. cut into 12 squares.

In a deep-fat fryer, heat 2-in. of oil to 375-F. Fry sopaipillas for 1-2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels; keep hot in a warm oven.

Serve with honey or dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

Serving Size: Serves: 6-8

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