SOPAPAILLAS (Judith Hubbard)
|4 cups flour||4 eggs|
|1 tsp. salt||1 cup sugar, divided|
|2 tsp. baking powder||water or milk|
|4 Tbls. fat (lard/shortening)||fat for frying|
|1 tsp. cinnamon|
Sift flour with salt and baking powder. Cut fat into flour. Beat eggs, add 1/2 cup sugar, and add to flour mixture. Add enough milk or water to make a dough that is neither stiff or soft.Close window
Let dough stand for 1/2 hour. Roll out 1/4-inch thick, cut into 1-1/2-inch squares and fry in deep fat until brown. Mix the remaining sugar and cinnamon.
As the sopaipillas are fried, drained and still hot, roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture.