Recipes and Cooking Sopaipillas with Café de Olla Be the first to rate & review! Planning a special brunch? Put these sweet Mexican fried pastries on the menu. Serve the sopaipillas with different toppings, such as honey, jam, and/or chocolate-hazelnut spread. Finish with fresh fruit and sweet café de olla (a traditional Mexican coffee). By Colleen Weeden Colleen Weeden As a food expert, Colleen Weeden has written extensively for Better Homes & Gardens. From airfryer tips to advice on how to poach an egg, she shares her passion for food with practical, easy-to-follow tips. She has also contributed to Midwest Living magazine. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on August 19, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Hands On Time: 30 mins Rest Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Servings: 8 Yield: 24 sopapillas Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoon shortening ¾ cup milk 6 cup vegetable oil for deep-fat frying 1 recipe Cafe de Olla Toppings, such as honey, chocolate-hazelnut spread, jam, and/or fresh berries or cubed mango Directions In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Make a well in center of flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir until a dough forms. Knead dough in the bowl until smooth. Cover and let rest 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a heavy 4- to 5-qt. Dutch oven or deep-fat fryer heat oil over medium to 350°F (should take about 15 minutes). On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 12x10-inch rectangle. Using a pizza cutter or a pastry wheel, cut into twenty-four 2 1/2x2-inch rectangles. Add dough pieces, two or three at a time, to hot oil. Fry 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden, turning once. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve warm with Cafe de Olla and desired toppings. Cafe de Olla In a medium saucepan combine 4 cups water, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, and 4 inches stick cinnamon. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in 1/4 cup ground coffee. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Strain, discarding solids. Makes 4 cups. Air Fryer Prepare and cut dough pieces as directed. Meanwhile, preheat air fryer to 375°F. Lightly brush dough pieces with vegetable oil. Working in batches, arrange pieces in a single layer in air-fryer basket. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden, turning once. To Store Transfer to an airtight container and freeze up to 3 months. To serve, preheat air fryer to 400°F. Place frozen sopapillas in a single layer in air-fryer basket. Cook 4 minutes or until warm. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 434 Calories 31g Fat 35g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 434 % Daily Value * Total Fat 31g 40% Saturated Fat 4g 20% Cholesterol 2mg 1% Sodium 489mg 21% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 11g Protein 4g Calcium 142mg 11% Iron 1.7mg 9% Potassium 133mg 3% Folate, total 60.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.