Here is a recipe for a simple and sweet dessert-Sopapillas!
These are a traditional Mexican dessert typically made with dough, but we are skipping the rising dough part and using store-bought flour tortillas instead. Perfect for a quick sweet treat, dessert or brunch. They only take about 30 minutes from start to finish, and require just a few ingredients you would most likely have in your pantry. Here is the how-to-do-it:
1.Ingredients you will need: Vegetable Oil, Honey, Sugar and Cinnamon, 6 inch Flour Tortillas.
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 6 inch flour tortillas into quarters. Set aside.
3. Heat oil in skillet on medium-high heat until at “water sizzling” temp. (This is when you drop a tiny bit of water into the hot oil and it bubbles and sizzles.) Don’t overheat as you will burn the oil and the Sopapillas!
4. Drop the tortilla quarters into the hot pan, one at a time and not overlapping. Cook until lightly browned on the bottom. This only takes about 15 seconds so watch carefully!! Flip over and brown the other side. They will puff up in the middle too, similar to a piece of fried dough.
5. Once golden brown, remove from heat with tongs (careful, this is hot stuff!)
or slotted spatula and place on paper towel to drain.
Once drained, place all of the chips into a large roasting pan.
6. Once all of the tortillas are done and in the roasting pan, melt a stick of butter in a clean skillet.
Add 1 TBLSP of honey and 2 tsp. cinnamon and sugar mix and stir just until melted and mixed. Do not overcook!
7. Drizzle the honey butter mixture over the tortilla chips in the pan.
Toss to coat thoroughly.
Place in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes, tossing mid-way through, just until warmed and all the pieces are coated.
8. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional sugar and cinnamon to desired taste.
You can also sprinkle with a dusting of sifted confectioner’s sugar.
9. Cool slightly and serve with drizzled honey or caramel sauce.
Of course, serve them plain as well, but I usually have a jar of Hot Fudge and Caramel Sauce in my fridge (in case of a sweet tooth emergency : )
A quick, delish dessert for little $$ and time. Perfect for a light dessert. Hope you all had a sweet weekend… Susan