Craving Sopapillas

by Sherry Riter in Food

Why is it when I have a craving for a particular food, it isn’t in the kitchen or the restaurant has already closed?

As I was looking at pictures tonight, I ran across these taken with my cell phone not too long ago. It is my favorite Mexican restaurant and my favorite foods there…

view from our table view from our table
view from our table
chips hot salsa
both salsas
chicken burrito

This is the dessert and it is called sopapillas (nicknamed “soft pillows”) and pronounced [soh-pi-PEE-yuh]. It is a kind of fried pastry quick bread smothered with honey, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon and finished off with a dollop of whipped cream. The word likely comes from the diminutive of the Spanish word “sopaipa,” which is used to indicate fried dough sweetened with honey.


Judging from the size of the pictures, it isn’t hard to figure out what I’m really craving tonight. Ahhhh…my mouth is watering.

A few places to find the recipe for sopapillas:


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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MelRoXx August 30, 2009 at 6:36 am

Wow! nice!


2 Tracy August 30, 2009 at 6:52 am

These pictures are enough to make anyone want sopapillas


3 Yaya August 30, 2009 at 10:57 am

Yum! Sadly we have no good Mexican restaurants in our area.


4 Kimberly August 30, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Love Mexican food, but I've never been fond of sopapillas.


5 Lee August 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm

My kids had them last night at dinner. Those look yummy!


6 Oh Sew Good August 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Is it the food or the ambiance you craved? 🙂


7 Amy August 30, 2009 at 4:05 pm

I always get those when I go home to visit my family. Yummy hot with honey….


8 Lisa August 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Makes me think of my childhood years in Texas…

@ All That and a Box of Rocks


9 Tammy Howard August 31, 2009 at 2:50 am

I haven't made sopapillas in a LONG time and your pics are making me wonder why…


10 missy September 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm

oh my goodness…..yum!!!!!!!
now i'm hungry!!!!!
gootin is the word verification…..funny!!!!!


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