Sopapilla Sundaes Recipe

Sopapilla Sundaes Recipe
Sopapilla originated in New Mexico, and since seems to have appeared on most Mexican restaurant menus across America. Although sopapilla can be served as is with fresh beans or as a bread accompanying Mexican main dishes, in restaurants, it is usually served as a dessert – fried pieces of dough topped with either cinnamon sugar or honey. The following Sopapilla Sundaes that that restaurant-style sopapilla to a higher level and are topped with ice cream, fresh berries, and a decadent ganache fudge topping.
If you’re having a Cinco de Mayo party, these Sopapilla Sundaes will be a big hit with everyone.

12 Servings

4 cups flour
1 tablespoon scant baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon shortening, or lard
1 to 1 1/4 cups hot tap water

Oil for deep frying

1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Berry Topping:
1/2 pint raspberries
1/2 pint blackberries
1/2 cup sugar

12 scoops vanilla ice cream

Fudge Topping:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Sopapilla Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a mixer.
  2. Cut the shortening in as for pie.
  3. With the dough hook attached, add enough of the water to make a medium dough (not soft like bread dough, a little stiffer).
  4. Knead until smooth, turn out onto a counter, and roll into a ball.
  5. Let rest, covered, for 15-30 minutes.
  6. With thumb and first finger, squeeze 12 equal sized balls of dough; roll each into an 8" circle.
  7. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl; set aside.
  8. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375°.
  9. Cut each rolled round of dough into 4 pieces and dangle the pieces in the hot oil until they catch.
  10. Spoon hot grease over the top so each piece of dough puffs up like a pillow; turn when brown to cook the other side.
  11. Immediately dip each side into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  12. Berries: mix the berries and sugar; set aside.
  13. Fudge Topping: Mix the cream and chocolate chips in a microwave-safe container; microwave 3 minutes , remove from the microwave, and let sit 5 minutes.
  14. Whisk until smooth and thick.
  15. Assembly: Place 4 pieces of sopapilla on each serving plate; top with a scoop of ice cream.
  16. Cover with berries, then drizzle with the fudge sauce. Serve immediately.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 518 Calories from Fat 176
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 34% Protein 5% Carb. 61%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 374 mg
Total Carbohydrate 78 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 25 g
Protein 7 g

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 9% Calcium 0% Iron 8%

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