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  Sifted all purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Active dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105 To 115 Degree F)
  Scalded milk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Lard/Cooking oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lard/Cooking oil 1 Quart

1 Combine dry ingredients and cut in 1 tablespoon lard.
2 Dissolve yeast in the water. Add yeast to scalded milk, cooled to room temperature. If not using yeast, use 1 1/2 cups milk; omit the 1/4 cup warm water.
3 Make a well in the center of dry ingredients. Add about 1 1/4 cups liquid to dry ingredients and work into dough. Add more liquid until dough is firm and springy and holds its shape, similar to a yeast dough.
4 Knead dough 15 to 20 times, then invert the bowl over the dough and set aside for approximately 10 minutes. Heat 1 quart lard or oil to 420°F. in a deep-fryer.
5 Roll one fourth of the dough to 1/4-inch thickness or slightly thinner, then cut into squares or triangles; do not reroll any of the dough. Cover the cut dough with a towel as you fry the sopaipillas, a few at a time, in the hot fat. They should puff up and become hollow very soon after being dropped into the fat. To assure puffing, slightly stretch each piece of dough before lowering it into the fat, then place the rolled or top side of dough into the fat first, so it will be the bottom side. Hold each piece of dough down in the fat until it puffs.
6 Drain sopaipillas on absorbent toweling.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Deep Fried
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2563 Calories from Fat 677

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 75 g116%

Saturated Fat 30 g150%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 86.2 mg28.7%

Sodium 3431 mg143%

Total Carbohydrates 400 g133.4%

Dietary Fiber 15 g60%

Sugars 16.2 g

Protein 63 g126.9%

Vitamin A 5.8% Vitamin C 0.04%

Calcium 77.1% Iron 139.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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