Total Time 20 minutes
Recipe Yields 4

Sopaipillas are a delicious dessert served with powdered sugar and honey drizzled over the top. I show you how to do it from scratch.

Sopaipillas Recipe


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 oz. of warm water
  • Honey and powdered sugar


  1. Combine the flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl and stir to combine. Then add the vegetable oil to the warm water.
  2. Add the water/oil mixture, 1 Tbsp. at a time to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Then continue adding the water to the flour, 1 Tbsp at a time and stir until mixed in and all the water is combined.
  3. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a couple of minutes until the dough is smooth.
  4. Then place the dough back into the bowl and cover with a damp paper towel for 20 minutes.
  5. Heat a saucepan of vegetable oil over medium heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.). You want the oil deep enough so the sopaipillas float (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep).
  6. After 20 minutes, flour the surface you will be rolling the dough out on. I cut the dough in half to make it easier to roll and handle.
  7. Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Then cut shapes into triangles, rectangles or any shape you like. (2 to 3 inches across). Heck, you could cut heart shapes for Valentine’s day.
  8. Now you are ready to fry the sopapillas. Make sure the oil is 375 degrees F. Lay one piece of dough into the hot oil.
  9. It will sink to the bottom for a second and then float to the top. Take a spoon and pour the hot oil over the top of the sopaipilla so that it will puff up like a pillow.
  10. Turn the dough over once it turns a golden brown and cook on the second side. Remove to a paper towel covered tray to cool.
  11. Dust with powdered sugar as you saw in the video or sprinkle with regular sugar and cinnamon combined.
  12. Serve with honey and enjoy!

You can also pull off a corner of the sopaipilla and fill with savory foods like you would place in a taco (ground beef, cheese, lettuce, etc).

Sopapillas are best eaten immediately.


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