Sopapillas are the perfect treat to serve with a Mexican feast. They are puffy and pillowy pieces of bread, fried to perfection and served with a drizzle of honey and dusted with icing sugar.

Serves: 4-6
Time: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Thando Manyoni


4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
5 tbsp butter, room temp
1 ½ cups warm water
½ cup icing sugar
Oil for deep frying


In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter using a knife until the pieces are no bigger than pea sized. Add the water and combine to form a dough. Cover and allow to rest. Heat the oil for deep frying. Roll the dough out on floured surface and cut the dough into 4cm x 4cm squares and fry until golden brown on both sides. Drizzle over some honey and dust icing sugar. Serve warm

Chefs Tip:

The dough can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to 24hrs. Alternatively, the dough can also be kept in the freezer for 1-2 months

The butter can be substituted for any shortening you have available like oil or lard

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