Who doesn’t love sopapillas. The delicious fried dough with sugar, cinnamon or even powdered sugar drizzled with honey. But, making them from scratch can be very time consuming. Don’t get me wrong, I love making desserts from scratch. But, sometimes I want to just whip up a sweet treat fast. This is one of the easiest tortilla sopapilla recipe there is.
So, these tortilla sopapillas are super fast to make. You can whip these up in just a couple minutes. And they’re the prefect treat for your sweet tooth.
I’m pretty sure that sopapillas are a Mexican dessert and kind of have a taste like a doughnut. I love sopapillas, I also love just about anything sweet. My favorite desserts are the pastry desserts with flaky crust.
You can find sopapillas on the dessert menu in any Mexican restaurant. A sopapilla is a fried pastry dough that is sweetened with the sugar, cinnamon and honey you sprinkle and drizzle on top.
Are sopapillas similar to beignets? Yes, to me this Mexican dessert is really similar to to the French beignets. But, sopapillas are a little lighter and flakier than the French dessert.
Why are my sopapillas not puffing up? They may not be puffing up because the oil maybe too hot or cold. If you get in a hurry and don’t let the oil get hot enough (I’ve done that) the sopapilla dough won’t puff like it should.
What can you put on a sopapilla? You can put cinnamon and sugar, just sugar and powered sugar on the sopapilla. And then you can drizzle honey over the sopapilla.
Can you refrigerate sopapillas? Yes, you can refrigerate the fried sopapillas and the sopapilla dough. To me they’re better freshly fried. But, they’re still really good after you have refrigerated them.
Can you reheat the sopapillas in a air fryer? Yes, you can reheat sopapillas in a air fryer. You can also reheat them in the oven.
What does a sopapilla taste like? A sopapilla tastes kind of like a doughnut. Most of the time they are served with a cinnamon and sugar mixture sprinkled on top. And honey drizzled over them. I also think the sopapillas would be good with chocolate drizzled on top.
Ingredients for the tortilla sopapilla recipe
Here is what you need to make these tortilla sopapillas.
- Flour tortilla
That’s all you need for these easy tortilla sopapillas.
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The first thing you do is cut the flour tortilla. I use a pizza cutter and cut the tortillas in quarters like the picture shows below.
Pour some oil in a pan and turn the stove on medium heat. You should have about a 1/4″ of oil in the bottom of the pan. To save oil I like to use a smaller pan so it doesn’t take as much oil to fill the bottom of the pan.
After the oil has heated fry the tortilla quarters. Fry until the tortilla is golden brown or as dark as you prefer. Flip the tortilla over and fry the other side.
After you have fried the tortilla, place on a plate and sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mixture on the tortilla quarters.
Drizzle the honey over the tortilla and serve. These are best served hot to me and since there so easy to make I just make these whenever I want them.
It’s that easy to make this flour tortilla sopapillas recipe. With few steps and few ingredients this is the easiest tortilla sopapilla recipe there is.
- Flour Tortilla
- 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tsp Sugar
- Using a pizza cutter, cut the tortilla in quarters.
- Fry the tortilla pieces in a smaller pan with a 1/4" of oil in the bottom of the pan.
- Fry both sides of the tortilla until golden brown.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle the mixture over the tortilla pieces.
- Drizzle the honey over the tortilla and serve.
Here is another of my sweet recipes
And I love to look on Pinterest for different dessert recipes. You can find all kinds of different unique sweet recipes there. Easy recipes or recipes that are more complex. And a lot of the time you can substitute a ready made ingredient for something made from scratch. Sometimes I do like to make some stuff from scratch. Like puff pastries dough. But, sometimes I like to save time and get a pre-made puff pastry or pie crust.
If you’re new to baking desserts, like pies, cake, and pastries, I recommend starting with a easy recipe. Or, you could start pre-made pie crust and filling, A boxed cake mix, or ready made pastry dough. Baking doesn’t have to be hard or complicated, you can make it as easy as you want it to be.
And if you love all kinds of different crafts be sure to look at my craft posts. I have sewing, quilting, tatting and felt crafts on my blog. And be sure to check on my blog often for new posts and tutorials.