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Three Boys & an Old Lady

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I’m sure you’ve got your Cinco de Mayo menu planned and ready to prepare.  However, did you remember dessert?  If not, may I offer this simply fab, quick-n-easy recipe for Sopapillas.  Sopapillas are small, fried breads served with honey.  They are very light and fry up quickly.  You might want to double this recipe as it makes a batch of about a dozen or so.


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Honey
  • * may add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice


  • Combine the dry ingredients; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until mixture holds together and forms a dough.
  • On a lightly floured surface, knead dough for 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Roll out to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. star cookie cutter or into 2-1/2-in. triangles.
  • In an electric skillet or deep fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry sopapillas for 1-2 min. on each side or until golden brown and puffy. Drain. Serve immediately with honey.

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