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“Sopaipillas are fried Mexican pastries that are eaten for breakfast or dessert, usually w/honey or cinnamon sugar. They are so easy to make even if you have a ready commercial source for them & are esp fun as the finale of a Tex-Mex dinner. The source for this recipe was Diana Rattray, Southern U.S. Cuisine. (NOTE: This recipe has been corrected by my site source & those changes to the liquid ingredients are now reflected here as well.)”
12 Sopaipillas

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  1. In a lrg mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt & sugar. Stir till blended.
  2. Stir in oil, cream & water. Knead to make a soft dough.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly. Dough will be sticky. Cover w/dish cloth & let rest for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat about 3 in of oil in a heavy saucepan or deep fryer to 375°.
  5. Roll dough into a rectangle about 12x9 in & 1/8-in thick. Cut into 3-in squares.
  6. Carefully add squares to the hot oil, 2-3 at a time. Use a fork to press down into the oil so they will puff. Fry till golden brown (turning once) & drain well.

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