Wrapping up our little Mexican food series I thought I would end our nacho dinner with you a quick recipe for sopapilla made from refrigerated crescent roll dough.
Cresent Roll Sopapillas
Sopapillas are a popular Mexican sweet deep fried pastry usually topped with honey. Typically made from a quickbread like dough these tasty treats are good before or after a meal.
Making traditional sopapillas can be a little time consuming because the dough needs time to rise.
However, I’ve found a quick and easy recipe that calls for the use of everyone’s holiday favorite, crescent rolls.
- 1 can of refrigerated Crescent Roll dough
- 4 cups of oil (approximately)
- 1/4 cup of sugar or Splendid
- 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
- Use the recommended amount of oil to warm up a deep fryer or a skillet.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon in shallow bowl.
- Open the can of Crescent Roll dough and divide out the triangles.
- Place one crescent triangle in your deep fryer (or skillet) at a time.
- Cook for about 1 minute then flip the triangle.
- Cook another 1 minute until golden.
- Pat off excess oil.
- Toss Sopapilla in sugar cinnamon mixture.
- Serve with a topping of honey.
Quick and Easy
This recipe is really so quick and easy. It takes no time to whip up and makes for a great weeknight dessert.
What’s great about this recipe is the use of Crescent roll dough, I always have a can in my fridge, meaning I could make these tasty treats whenever I get the urge.
You can go the traditional route and top your sopapillas with honey, or you could always go for a scope of vanilla ice cream.