# From: "Andy Kegel, DEC OSF/1 Backup and Mail"
My wife eats them with butter; I tear off a corner and fill them with butter
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.