At the request of my reading public, here is a recipe for sopapillas:
2 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. shortening
1/2 cup warm water
Oil for deep frying
Sift dry ingredients together in bowl.
Cut in shortening until crumbly.
Add 1/2 cup warm water gradually, stirring with fork. Dough will be crumbly.
Turn onto lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth.
Divide in half. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Cut into 3" squares. Fry, several at a time, in deep fat at 400 degrees for 30 seconds on each side.
Yield: 40 sopapillas.
Serve with honey!
In a pinch you can take a package of commercial biscuits, roll them out flat, cut them into triangles, let them set for 10 minutes then fry as above. Makes fewer (about 20 small ones), but they are pretty good.