Serve the sopaipillas with honey or maple syrup. They can be frozen and then warmed for serving.


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 level teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon margarine, lard or shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Warm water


  1. Mix dry ingredients. Cut in fat. Add enough water to form a medium soft dough like pie crust.
  2. Rest dough in covered bowl for 10 to 30 minutes.
  3. Roll very thin, about 1/8 inch. Cut into diamond shapes.
  4. Fry in very hot fat.
  5. Drain on paper toweling, then serve warm.

Makes 12.

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