Sopaipillas Recipe | Receta Sopaipillas
Sopaipillas are essentially Chilean pastry puffs. They are made from zapallo which is like a squash or pumpkin.
Sopaipillas are popular during the winter time especially served warm and topped with honey.
On a lightly floured surface knead dough until smooth, adding a little more flour if necessary. Cover dough with a towel and allow to rest 20 minutes.
Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick, and cut into 3" diameter circles. Poke each circle a few times with a fork to make holes and prevent rising.
Pour vegetable oil into a large, deep skillet and heat until hot, 375°F. Place several of the dough circles into hot oil; cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove to a plate lined with paper towel to absorb excess oil.