Shakita Huerta

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

 

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Let me just start by saying this is a copy cat recipe from Food 52. I saw these doughnuts and was instantly intrigued, however I wanted to make them vegan! Authentic Vegan Sopapillas, are light, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Not to mention, they are a tad bit less fattening, and only should be enjoyed sparingly. 😉 I was so excited about sharing these doughnuts with my mom’s coworkers, which is why I decided to share them with you. My mom’s coworkers gobbled them right on up and were extremely shock that these doughnuts were vegan. YAY! 🙂

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

What Is Sopapillas

The word Sopapillas is derived from sopaipa which means a bread soaked in oil. Sopapillas is a fried pastry and a kind of quick bread served in various places all over the world. This pastry is common in Hispanic culture and is a favorite among many Hispanic cuisines. This quick bread can be served salty or sweet.

Sopapillas are traditionally made out of a leavened wheat dough mixed with butter or some shortening. The dough is then rolled and cut into either squares, circles or triangular shapes. These shapes are then deep-fried, which causes them to puff, forming the hollow center.

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Patriotic Doughnuts ?

The 4th of July is right around the corner and I’m feeling patriotic! Not only does my mom serve in the armed forces, but so does my husband, tons of family members and I did as well! So, for me Independence Day is more than just a holiday. It is a day to remember all of our veterans and service men and women who have sacrificed so much for us to have FREEDOM. I have personally met men and women who have lost a family member in war, which is why we must continue to give thanks and praises to the armed forces, past, present and future! 🙂

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Authentic Vegan Sopapillas

Enjoy

Despite the time of the year, I hope that where ever you are, you are able to enjoy these Latin American Quick Doughnuts. And again, give a shot out to the men and women who serve this country! 🙂 My friend, pull out the flour, because it’s Vegan Sopapillas time ! 🙂 🙂

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Authentic Vegan Sopapillas
Authentic Vegan Sopapillas, are light, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
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Prep Time 15-20 Minutes
Cook Time 10-15 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
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Square Doughnuts
Ingredients
Prep Time 15-20 Minutes
Cook Time 10-15 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
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Square Doughnuts
Ingredients
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Preparation & Frying
  1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment, mix the warm cup of water and yeast and salt. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  2. After 5 minutes mix in the flour and cinnamon to the bowl. Add 1/2 TBSP of Nutiva Shortening and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. Up the speed and continue to mix until the dough is smooth about another 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover with a dark towel and let it rise, until it is double in size. This will take about 1 hour.
    Transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover with a dark towel and let it rise, until it is double in size. This will take about 1 hour.
  4. Bring a large pot of oil to 350° F.
    Bring a large pot of oil to 350° F.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, add the dough from the bowl.
    On a lightly floured surface, add the dough from the bowl.
  6. Roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thick.
    Roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thick.
  7. Cut into squares,
     Cut into squares,
  8. Then fry in batches until the squares are evenly golden and puffed. (They should be so puffy that there's a pocket of air in the center.)
    Then fry in batches until the squares are evenly golden and puffed. (They should be so puffy that there's a pocket of air in the center.)
  9. Remove the Sopapillas from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain briefly on absorbent paper towels.
Sugar and Cinnamon Coat
  1. Mix together the 1 cup of pure cane sugar plus the 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon on a plate.
    Mix together the 1 cup of pure cane sugar plus the 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon on a plate.
  2. Toss in sugar to coat, and serve warm with honey to garnish.
    Toss in sugar to coat, and serve warm with honey to garnish.
  3. Serve warm with Agave or honey substitute and enjoy!
    Serve warm with Agave or honey substitute and enjoy!
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The kitchen is the heart of my home. It’s where my recipes meet ingredients to create a special type of authentic dishes that are filled with the flavors of love and laughter. I'm Shakita Huerta, and I welcome you to my website. I hope that as you read my blog, you are inspired to experiment with healthy, sweet and savory meals to create memories in your own kitchen.

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