Recipes and Cooking Sopaipillas with Café de Olla 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 Published on August 19, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Hands On Time: 30 mins Rest Time: 30 mins Total Time: 60 mins 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. 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.