Chilean Sopaipillas


● 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


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Mix
  2. Add the butter or shortening to the dry ingredients and mix until the mixture resembles
    coarse crumbs.
  3. Slowly add the warm water to the mixture and stir until the dough comes together.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic.
  5. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
  6. Heat oil in a large pot or deep fryer over medium-high heat.
  7. Using your hands, shape the dough into small, flat discs about 1/4 inch thick.
  8. Carefully place the discs into the hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until
    golden brown.
  9. Remove the Sopaipillas from the oil with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels to
    remove excess oil.
  10. 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.