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Homemade Sopapilla Recipe

Homemade Sopapilla Recipe

This Homemade Sopapilla Recipe is simple to prepare and pefect for your upcoming celebrations!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 637kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $15


  • Stove
  • stand mixer with dough hook
  • Dutch Oven or large pot
  • deef frying sieve
  • Bowl


  • 64 ounces canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F.
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup good quality honey
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Place oil in large dutch oven over medium heat with a thermometer attached to the side of the pot. Heat until at least 350 degrees but under 375 degrees F.
  • Place warm water, yeast and sugar into stand mixer bowl with a dough hook attached. Let sit for 5-10 minutes until yeast has grown.
  • Add flour, salt and olive oil to the stand mixer, beating on medium speed. Mix until dough is cleaning sides of bowl, about 2-3 minutes. With very floured hands, remove dough from bowl and form into a ball on top of parchment paper.
  • Pinch off about 1/4 cup pieces of dough forming into 3 inch rounds. Does not have to be perfect. Carefully drop pieces of dough into hot oil, in batches. No more than about 3 or 4 at a time. Fry until golden and puffed on each side. Remove from hot oil and place onto parchment paper. Immediately spread butter and honey over each piece. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.


Calories: 637kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.5mg