Golden puffy sopapillas
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour, NOT packed!!
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoons of salt
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup of hot water
2 inches of vegetable oil in a pan to fry
Toppings: honey, powder sugar
▶️combine flour, salt, baking powder and whisk together.
▶️ add the vegetable oil and incorporate until crumbly.
▶️add the hot water until a dough forms.
▶️ knead dough by hand OR the dough hook in a mixer for about 5-10 minutes, dough becomes softened and pliable.
▶️cut dough in 4 equal parts and round into a ball. Cover dough balls in a bowl with a dish towel and leave it sit for 20 minutes.
▶️ roll each dough ball into 1/8 inch thickness, too thick of dough and the sopapillas won’t puff up⚠️and cut the dough into equal sections with a knife or a pizza cutter.
▶️ in a large pan add about 2 inches of oil for frying the Sopapillas over medium heat. Heat oil until 375 degrees. ⚠️It’s very important to have the oil hot enough or they won’t puff!. I only fry a couple of sopapillas at a time and until golden brown on each side.
▶️ let the sopapillas cool and choose whatever toppings you desire!
▶️drizzle with honey or powder sugar!