It seems every culture has their own version of fried dough. The traditional southwestern version is served hot with a drizzle of honey, but we've finished ours with Butterscotch Syrup instead!
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1½ cups warm water
- ¼ cup shortening
- canola oil for deep frying
- cinnamon sugar for dusting, see TIPS
Amoretti® Butterscotch Syrup or honey, for drizzling or dipping
- deep fry thermometer or deep fryer
- In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
- Stir in the water and shortening and mix it until the dough is smooth.
- Cover the dough and it let rest for 20-30 minutes.
- In a large pot fitted with a thermometer or a deep fryer, heat several inches of oil to 375°F.
- On a lightly floured board, roll out the dough into a rectangle ¼-inch thick. Cut into 3 inch squares.
- Gently place a few squares into the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown, turning once.
- Allow the sopapillas to drain on paper towels.
- Dust the warm sopapillas with cinnamon sugar and serve them with Butterscotch Syrup or honey.
CINNAMON SUGAR Combine 1 cup sugar and 4 tbsp cinnamon and mix well.
- When frying, don't crowd the pan or the oil temperature will drop significantly, prolonging frying time.
- You can also use another Amoretti Syrup of your preference for serving.