● 2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1 teaspoon baking powder
● 1/4 teaspoon salt
● 1/4 cup sugar
● 1/4 cup butter or shortening, cut into small pieces
● 3/4 cup warm water
● Oil for frying
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix
- Add the butter or shortening to the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture resembles
- Slowly add the warm water to the mixture and stir until the dough comes together.
- Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
- Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
- Heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer over medium-high heat.
- Using your hands, shape the dough into small, flat discs about 1/4 inch thick.
- Carefully place the discs into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until
- Remove the Sopaipillas from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels to
remove excess oil.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Note: Sopaipillas are a traditional Chilean fried pastry that is usually eaten as a snack or
dessert. They are typically served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or drizzled with honey, and
can also be filled with sweet or savory fillings, like jam, caramel or ground meat. You can also
shape the dough into balls before frying it, to make them puffier and more traditional.
● 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1/2 tsp salt
● 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
● 1/4 cup granulated sugar
● 1 large egg
● 1/2 cup corn syrup
● 1/4 cup brown sugar
● 2 tbsp cream or milk
● 1 tsp vanilla extract
● 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
● Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
● 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
- In a separate large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Beat in the egg, corn syrup, brown sugar, cream or milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and
nutmeg (if using) until well combined.
- Gradually stir in the flour mixture until a dough forms.
- If using, fold in the raisins.
- Roll the dough into a ball and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
- Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out circles of dough using a cookie cutter
or a glass.
- Press the dough circles into a greased or lined muffin tin.
- In a small saucepan, combine the butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, cream or milk, vanilla
extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring occasionally,
until the butter is melted and the mixture is well combined.
- Fill each dough-lined muffin cup with the mixture, about 2/3 full.
- Bake the tarts for 15-20 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the crust is golden
- Remove the tarts from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before removing
them from the pan.
- Serve the Canadian butter tarts warm or cold, garnish with chopped nuts if desired.
Enjoy your delicious Canadian Butter Tarts!