A sopapilla (soap/pah/pee/ya) is a soft, sweet light dough, flash-fried to puff up into a hollow pillow, drizzled with honey and served hot.
In other parts of Latin America, they are known as ‘Cachangas’ and can also be served with an array of different toppings.
2 Cups of Maseca (Masa Harina)
1 Cup Pumpkin. Puréed (it also works with butternut for us South African locals)
3 Tbs of Melted Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cups Warm Milk
2 Cups Cooking Oil for Frying
1. Mix all ingredients until an elastic dough is formed. It should not be sticky.
2. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut into 2cm squares.
3. Heat the oil to a medium-high in a deep skillet.
4. Fry the dough squares until golden brown.
5. Serve immediately with honey or your favorite fruit syrup.