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Soft pillows of fried dough drizzled with honey. These are a traditional New Mexican treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine New Mexican
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author www.sanpasqualskitchen.com


  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Shortening or Butter
  • ½ cups Milk
  • Vegetable Oil Enough For 1-2 Inches In Your Frying Pan
  • Honey For Serving


  • Combine flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl.
  • Cut in shortening until mixture looks like coarse meal.
  • Stir in the milk with a fork until it comes together in a moist dough.
  • Form into a ball and knead several times. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into an 1/8” thickness.
  • Cut into (handheld size) squares or triangles. (I used a pizza cutter for cutting the dough.)
  • Heat oil to 375ºF in a deep pan.
  • Fry the dough (2 or 3 at a time, at the most) turning often until golden on all sides.
  • This should take place very quickly, about 30 seconds.
  • Remove the cooked sopaipillas from the oil using a spatula and drain on paper towels. Repeat frying the rest.
  • Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.
  • ¡Que aproveche!