Ponchos mexican buffet sopapillas
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Poncho’s Mexican Buffet Sopapillias

Hands down one of the best menu items at Ponchos Mexican buffet. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Sopapillas
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 475kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • Sift flour, measure, and sift again with the salt, baking powder, and sugar. Cut in the shortening, and add milk to make a soft dough just firm enough to roll. Cover bowl and let dough stand for 30 to 60 minutes; then roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board and cut in diamond-shaped pieces. 
  • Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to about 375 degrees. Add a few pieces at a time, so that you do not cool the oil too quickly, turn at once so they will puff evenly, then turn back to brown both sides. You may want to sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar before eating. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey. Makes 4 dozen or more. One warning these are quite addictive.
    Photo by eyeliam.


Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 4mg
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