Sopapillas - Mexican cinnamon donuts on baking powder

Sopaipillas or Sopapillas are crunchy, light and delicious Mexican donuts. It is a very easy and quick dessert to prepare. It only contains a few typical ingredients that I think you can easily find in your kitchen cupboards.

Before baking, divide the dough into five portions, each then into four. This way, we get 20 donuts, which are roughly the size of an apple when fried. We can divide the dough into more parts, thanks to which we will get more, smaller donuts.

sopaipillas meksykańskie ciastka

Usually, Sopapillas dough is prepared on water, then the biscuits can be served sweet (with powdered sugar, cinnamon, honey) or salty (with spicy additions). My suggestion today is a dessert with powdered sugar and honey, so I will prepare a cake on a cinnamon infusion. While writing this text, it dawned on me that next time I would experiment with anise infusion...

meksykańskie pączki


350 g of wheat flour, type 500

1 teaspoon of baking powder

a pinch of salt

60 g of butter

180 - 200 ml of hot cinnamon infusion or water


a piece of cinnamon stick and 300 ml of water (for cinnamon brew)

powdered sugar

cinnamon (optional)


1 liter of frying oil

sopapillas meksykanskie pączki


Cinnamon infusion. About 300 ml of water pour 1/2 cinnamon stick and simmer for about 15 minutes.

In a bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder. Add the butter, I cut thin slices directly onto the flour with a knife. Rub the butter and flour with your fingers. Gradually add hot cinnamon infusion or water and knead the dough.

Then we transfer the dough to the counter and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth. Form a ball out of the dough and cover it with an inverted bowl (the one in which we mixed the dough). Leave the dough for about 20-30 minutes to let it rest.

We heat the oil to a temperature of about 175 ° C.

Then we divide the dough into five parts, making a ball from each of them. Leave one portion on the counter (hide the rest under the bowl again). Roll out the dough into a thin cake, cut it into four and fry in batches. We put it gently on the hot fat and so that the biscuits are "puffed up" immediately, use a spoon to pour hot oil on top. Fry until golden brown, turn over and fry on the other side. Drain the fried Sopaipillas from the fat on a paper towel. Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar (it can be mixed with cinnamon) and pour honey.

Enjoy your meal!

Inspiration Mexico In My Kitchen

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Bernadeta 2021-02-11 17:55:58

Patrząc na te słodkości cos mi się wydaje ze smakowałoby mi w Meksyku.


TajemniceSmaku 2021-02-13 19:41:37

Też tak myślę, ale póki co musimy się zadowolić "wersją krajową" 😉


Bernadeta 2022-01-26 14:04:36

Ciekawe, różne pączki już robiłam ale takich jeszcze nie. A karnawał to idealny czas na takie przepisy.


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