Sourdough FAQ Recipes
Sourdough Sopapillas
# From: "Andy Kegel, DEC OSF/1 Backup and Mail" 

        Sourdough Sopapillas 

My wife eats them with butter;  I tear off a corner and fill them with butter 
and honey.

1 cup     Sourdough starter
1 cup     Flour
3/4 tsp   Salt
1-1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Tbs     Shortening
Cooking oil for frying

Measure starter into a large bowl.  Mix dry ingredients together.  Cut in 
shortening until mixture resembles conrmeal.  Add starter mixture to dru 
ingredients.  Stir quickly with a fork to moisten dry ingredients.  Turn out 
onto lightly floured surfacce and knead until smooth, adding small amounts of 
flour as needed.  Cover with clean cloth and let dough rest for five minutes.

Roll out dough into a 12"x15" rectangle about 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick.  Cut into 
three-inch squares or triangles.

Drop a few pieces at a time into deep, hot cooking oil at 400F (205C).  Fry 
about two minutes on each side or until golden brown.  Sopapillas will puff up 
like pillows.  Drain on paper towels.

SERVE WARM with honey and powdered sugar or cinnamon and sugar.  Also good with 
chile verde (or chili colorado, I suppose).  When serving with honey, one of 
those "bear dispensers" with a spout works well.

Normally feeds 3-4 people;  my wife and I will devour them all at a sitting.

        -andy kegel@zk3.dec.com