Sopapilla Dessert Recipe
- 8 cups shortening for frying
- 4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup white sugar
step 1: Heat 8 cups shortening in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
step 2: In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in 2 tablespoons shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually stir in water just until dough pulls together. Divide dough into 4 pieces and form each piece into a ball. Roll the balls into 8 inch diameter circles. Cut each one into 8 wedges. In a large bowl, mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Set aside.
step 3: Fry the wedges until they puff up and turn light brown. Drain briefly, roll in the cinnamon sugar and serve hot.