Friday, April 30, 2010


If you don't know what a "sopaipilla" is let me introduce you to heaven...sometimes this is a savory heaven stuffed with meat and cheese, other times it is a lovely pillow begging for a drizzle of honey (or chocolate is you are my daughter lol) Here is what we need for our culinary trip to New Mexico!

4 cups flour (all purpose or bread)
4 tablespoons shortening (not the butter flavored)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup warm water

cut the shortening into the flour (using a fork, pastry cutter or your finger tips break the shortening up into tiny pieces that are worked all through the flour) then add the salt, baking powder and stir together. Next add the water, the dough will be messy and look way too dry...

but once you work it a little bit...

it all comes together. From here cover it with plastic wrap then with a towel and let it rest for about 30-45 min. Then roll out super thin, see how thin this is?

Still not thin enough... keep rolling... nope not yet roll a little more... the thinner they are the better they puff (and taste!) Then you need to cut them into squares and deep fry them.. watch how they transform in the video below

Now isn't that a beauty???

Now what?? Well you can stuff them like we did here with some shredded pork, New Mexican chile and cheese.

Or, open them up and fill them with honey

Or just drizzle the top and take many pictures because they are so absolutely beautiful!

Whatever way you have them I hope you enjoy a little taste of New Mexico!


  1. Love the editorial!! :) Gonna try and make them when Mark gets back from Peru.. They look YUMMY!!! Thanks for the little bit of HOME!!!

  2. I am glad you like the cheesy video lol... Any thing else from "home" you want??

  3. Chili Relleno's??? Do you know how to make those? Havent had a good one since we ate in "Old Town" in albuquerque... Miss ya!!