Cinnamon Citrus Sopapillas by Sara Linder | @lensesandlentils

Sopapillas are a Spanish treat, made of a simple dough fried in oil and often drizzled with honey or sprinkled with sugar. All it takes is a few basic ingredients to whip together; roll out the dough and cut into rectangles to drop into sizzling oil until golden! I added clementine zest to bring a fresh, wintery taste, then garnished the finished sopapillas with honey, cinnamon, and flaky salt.

Cinnamon Citrus Sopapillas
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  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  3. 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1 clementine, zested
  6. 2 tablespoons margarine or olive oil (see note)
  7. 3/4 cup warm water
  1. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and zest. Cut in margarine until no large chunks remain, or mix in oil until incorporated. Pour in water and mix it until a sticky dough forms. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and set aside to rest for 20 minutes.
  2. In a 3 qt pot, heat about 2 inches of canola oil to 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, roll out the dough on a floured surface into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle. Slice into 18-24 rectangles. Carefully drop 2-3 at a time, depending on size of your pot, into the hot oil. Fry for about 20 seconds on one side, until it puffs up, then flip over with a slotted spoon. Repeat until golden on both sides, then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel-lined tray.
  1. Once finished with all the dough, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cinnamon and flaky salt. Best enjoyed immediately, but can be stored in an airtight container for 2 days.
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Sara is a baker by nights and weekends, sharing her adventures in the kitchen on her Instagram and blog, Lenses and Lentils. She loves experimenting with techniques and new flavor combinations to test on friends. Once she dusts off all the flour, she’s typically reading and doodling in her planner. Favorites include oversized mugs, chunky salted peanut butter, and pugs.


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