Gather your supplies.
Heat 2/3 cup of milk. (I put this on for ~1 min)
Measure out 1 1/2 cup of flour to a mixing bowl.
Add 1 tsp of baking powder to the mixture.
Add 1/2 tsp of salt to the mixture.
Add 2 1/2 tablespoon of shortening or lard to the mixture.
On a cutting board, add about 1/4 cup of flour and spread it out. You will add the dough to this when it is complete.
Add the warm milk to the flour mixture and mix. I used a whisk initially and moved to kneading when it became hard to whisk.
Stirring the ingredients together.
When you are finished mixing, the dough should look like this.
Add the dough to the floured board.
Hand stretch the dough over the flour.
Fold the dough.
Knead out the dough again. Repeat 10-12 times or until the dough isn't sticky.
Cover the dough and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
Next, grab a rolling pin and roll the dough to about 1/8". Try to make it as rectangular as possible.
This is the dough rolled in a rectangle.
Heat the oil on med-high heat.
Cut the dough into 2" squares.
Turn the frying pan down to med heat and throw the sopapillas in the pan. The warmer the sopapillas are, the more they will puff.
Cook until they are a nice golden brown.
Grab the honey and add to the top of the sopapillas.
Sopapillas with honey added.
Grab the cinnamon and add to the top of the sopapillas.
Sopapillas with cinnamon added.
Grab the white sugar and add to the top of the sopapillas.
Enjoy your delicious sopapillas.