Monday, July 20, 2015

Sopapillas

Slice these cookies open and serve with honey.

makes: 16

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
¾ cup water
powdered sugar
vegetable oil for deep-frying

Re-sift flour with sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Add water and mix until dough holds together. Knead until dough forms a smooth ball. Cover and let stand 20 minutes. Divide dough into four parts. Roll dough to ⅛" thickness between two pieces of wax paper. Carefully remove the top sheet of wax paper. Cut into 3" squares. Cover until ready to fry. Heat oil to 375F. Place a few cookies at a time into the oil. Place the cookie in the oil so that the side that was resting on the wax paper is face up first while frying. Fry until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar.