Recipe from Taste of the South
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Prep Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 8 mins
4 cupsall-purpose floursee savings
1 tablespoonbaking powdersee savings
1 tablespoonsugarsee savings
1 teaspoonsaltsee savings
3 tablespoonsshorteningsee savings
1 cupplus 3 tablespoons watersee savings
Vegetable oil (for frying)see savings
1 cup1 cup sugarsee savings
1 tablespoonground cinnamonsee savings
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. With a pastry blender, cut in shortening, until mixture is crumbly. Add 3/4 cup water, stirring to combine. Add remaining water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture forms a soft dough. Cover and let rest for 45 minutes (dough will not rise).
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch square cutter.
In a Dutch oven, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Fry dough squares, in batches, for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown, turning once.
In a shallow dish, combine sugar and cinnamon. Remove sopapillas from oil, drain slightly, and immediately dredge in sugar mixture. Serve immediately with honey.