How to Make Tex-Mex Sopapillas

by Katina N

Delicious sopapilla recipe. I found this recipe from Cynthia Pineda on


  • 1 ½ Cups Flour
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ⅔ Cups Warm Milk
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons Shortening or Lard
  • ¼ Cups Oil (for frying)
  • 1 Teaspoon Honey
  • ½ Teaspoons White sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

    Step 2

    Heat 2/3 cup of milk. (I put this on for ~1 min)

    Step 3

    Measure out 1 1/2 cup of flour to a mixing bowl.

    Step 4

    Add 1 tsp of baking powder to the mixture.

    Step 5

    Add 1/2 tsp of salt to the mixture.

    Step 6

    Add 2 1/2 tablespoon of shortening or lard to the mixture.

    Step 7

    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.

    Step 8

    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.

    Step 9

    Stirring the ingredients together.

    Step 10

    When you are finished mixing, the dough should look like this.

    Step 11

    Add the dough to the floured board.

    Step 12

    Hand stretch the dough over the flour.

    Step 13

    Fold the dough.

    Step 14

    Knead out the dough again. Repeat 10-12 times or until the dough isn't sticky.

    Step 15

    Finished kneading.

    Step 16

    Cover the dough and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

    Step 17

    Next, grab a rolling pin and roll the dough to about 1/8". Try to make it as rectangular as possible.

    Step 18

    This is the dough rolled in a rectangle.

    Step 19

    Heat the oil on med-high heat.

    Step 20

    Cut the dough into 2" squares.

    Step 21

    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.

    Step 22

    Cook until they are a nice golden brown.

    Step 23

    Grab the honey and add to the top of the sopapillas.

    Step 24

    Sopapillas with honey added.

    Step 25

    Grab the cinnamon and add to the top of the sopapillas.

    Step 26

    Sopapillas with cinnamon added.

    Step 27

    Grab the white sugar and add to the top of the sopapillas.

    Step 28

    Enjoy your delicious sopapillas.