1 cup white corn masa flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup warm water
, for deep frying
6 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
COMBINE masa flour, wheat flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Cut in shortening using pastry blender until pea-sized chunks are formed. Add water to flour mixture until dough comes together to form a ball. Cover and let stand 20 minutes.
ROLL dough on a lightly floured surface to make a 12 x 12-inch square, about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into 16 squares (3 x 3-inches each).
HEAT corn oil, 2 to 3-inches deep in a 4-quart saucepan or deep fryer to 375°F. Fry 2 to 3 sopaipillas at a time in hot oil, turning once, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
COMBINE sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. Toss or sprinkle with cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. Serve warm with warmed honey, if desired.
Serving Size (1 sopaipilla of 16), Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 60), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat g), Cholesterol mg, Sodium 105mg, Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g), Protein 1g, Potassium mg, thiamine mg, Riboflavin mg, niacin mg, Folate mg, Vitamin B6 mg, Vitamin B12 mcg, Vitamin A mg, Vitamin C mg, Vitamin D mg, Calcium mg, Iron mg.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.