Sopapillas, or as I like to call them, "soapy-pee-pees." are wonderful, aren't they? Light, fluffy and sweet, without giving you a toothache. And don't even get me started on the topping possibilities. Honey, whipped cream, cinnamon/sugar, ice cream and the list goes on. I can eat, like, five in one sitting. I mean, I'm not trying to brag, but I am sort of a soapy-pee-pee eating machine. But, and there is always a but, it can be kind of embarrassing to eat that many soapy-pee-pees in front of people at a restaurant. I would love to be able to fry up my own soapy-pee-pees in the comfort of my own home. But, as we've discussed before, frying scares me, and I just won't do it.
Auntie Danimal to the rescue. As I was proclaiming my love for soapy-pee-pees to my roomie Danielle this past winter, but how unfortunate that love is, since I don't fry my own food, she gave me the best piece of news I had heard in a while. She told me she makes a "modified," version of the soapy-pee-pees I love. An "almost" soapy-pee-pee if you will. I was estatic. I was psyched. I asked her to make them for me right away and she did, and they were wonderful. And now I shall present them to you.
|Start with some butter. 1 tbsp is good, but if you feel like being crazy, 3 is better.|
|Make sure the cinnamon/sugar is handy, the heart and sole of the soapy-pee-pee.|
|Add the tortilla to your lubed up (with butter people) skillet.|
|Add the honey. Don't be scurred|
|Add the cinnamon/sugar. It's the right thing to do.|
|Check out that buttery, sugary goodness, a sexy masterpiece.|
|Plate it! It's so good you don't even need to add whipped cream or ice cream.|
|But actually you do. Start with a dollop, and add more as needed. Go with your bad self.|
Auntie Danimal's Almost Sopapillas
makes 1 sopapilla
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp cinnamon/sugar
*optional whipped cream and ice cream for topping
Add butter to a skillet and turn the burner to medium-high heat. Put the tortilla in the skillet and fry for 2-3 minutes, until the tortilla starts to "puff"/bubble up. Flip the tortilla, sprinkle honey and cinnamon/sugar and fry for another 1-2 minutes. Once the tortilla starts to puff/bubble up again, remove the it from the skillet. Top with whipped cream and/or ice cream and serve immediately.