Sopapillas with Dipping Chocolate
If the idea of piping hot churros feels a little too complicated, try this fried dough dessert instead.
Serves: 8Prep: 20 minutesCook: 1 hour 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons shortening
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup heavy cream
- 2 Nestlé® Abuelita® Authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate Drink Tablets, broken into pieces
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
- Oil for frying
- In a bowl mix together flour, shortening, baking powder and salt until evenly combined. Add water and stir to form a soft dough. If dough is dry add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until pliable. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, place Mexican chocolate drink pieces in a bowl. Heat heavy cream until almost boiling; pour over chocolate. Whisk until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth; keep warm.
- Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl; set aside.
- On a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to a 14”x10” square. Cut into 24 pieces.
- Heat at least 3” of oil to 375°F in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat. Adjust as needed to keep oil at the same temperature.
- Add a few pieces of dough at a time, fry for about 1 minute, flip and fry another minute until puffed and golden brown. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
- While still warm toss sopapillas in cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve warm with warm chocolate dipping sauce.
- Refrigerate leftover chocolate sauce.