RICHMOND, Va – Leanne Fletcher from Big Herm’s Kitchen was back in our kitchen to whip up a patch of homemade fried sopapilla sprinkled with cinnamon. You can see more of Leanne’s creations at Big Herm’s Kitchen
1 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp white sugar
½ tsp cinnamon
1 1⁄2 tbsp shortening
2 oz warm milk
3 oz warm water
1⁄3 cup white sugar
1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 vegetable oil, for frying
Honey & Chocolate for dipping
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, 1 sugar and cinnamon. Mix in shortening using your fingers until thoroughly incorporated.
Pour in milk and water and mix until the dough forms a ball.
Place the dough on a work surface and dust with flour. Knead for 5 minutes, then wrap with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix together 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Heat a deep fryer to 350 degrees.
Roll out dough into a large, wide rectangle. Trim the sides and cut into 12 smaller rectangles.
Fry 3-4 sopapillas at a time, turning constantly for 2 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove from the pan and fry remaining sopapillas.
Dust with cinnamon sugar and serve with honey and chocolate.