Friends, you knew this was a comin’. Have you ever heard of these? I had not until about a month ago. I promptly wrote my friends a lengthy email filled with my love for these new found treats. Only to find out that most of them had known about them for years! I was shocked. They were holding out on me. I think they wanted these little pillows of delight all to themselves.
No, they probably just aren’t as obsessed with sugar and cinnamon creations like I am.
A little restaurant near us sells sopapillas. They are a deep fried dough covered in cinnamon and sugar. They seem to be a lighter version of a churro. And I am obsessed. I will not eat all day so I can have three of these for dessert. Our family eats these once a week. I plugged the numbers into the Weight Watcher’s site and came back with 10 points for four of these. So, I can have 2 for 5 points. Or 3 for 8. Everything in moderation, folks. It is an unfortunately true life lesson I have had to learn over the years.
One of my favorite blogs to get recipe ideas is The Homesick Texan. She has a recipe for sopapillas. It seems much too labor intensive for this lazy girl. But if you are in a pinch and do not have sopapillas near you, it might be worth a shot.
When I looked up sopapillas online, I found they are served in many countries. Sometimes they are served as a savory bread. Other times, sans cinnamon and sugar, with just honey. I like mine the Mexican way, covered in glistening cinnamon and sugar. The end.
Have you eaten a sopapilla? Are you obsessed like I am?
The little things in life make me happy.
P.S. A new giveaway starts tomorrow, May 10th!