Wednesday, June 27, 2007

If I Wasn't Fat Before, I Am Now

Dear Lord,

Thank you for giving man the wisdom to cook sopapillas. I know it's because you were hungry once too and wanted some good eatin'. I can see you now, chillin' out in the dessert grubbin' on sopapillas drizzled with honey, drinking some wine and cooling out with your apostles - the original OG.

I have lived a deprived life - never having tasted the wonderfulness of a sopapilla - or ever having heard of a sopapilla - until I went to visit my mother and step-dad in Albuquerque this past weekend.

I would also like to thank you Lord, for the Taco Salad I had at El Pinto's (which is the same place I had the sopapilla - but you already know that). It was wonderful - so wonderful in fact, that it made me want to sit up and slap my grandma - which I'm sure is going to be one of those sins you're going to hold against me later - but I couldn't help it. Taco Bell doesn't have a damn thing on it (did I just swear? My Bad. You're going to hold that against me too aren't you.) I will never again be able to go thru the drive thru at Taco Bell with the same sort of anticipation and over active salivary glands.

I have gone on line and gotten a sopapilla recipe....okay, I've gotten several recipes....and was just wondering which was the yummiest so that I may eat that one first.

Sante Fe Style Sopapillas

6 c. flour
1 1/2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 warm water

Put all dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add oil and rub through hands until blended. Add water a little at a time until dough is firm (like regular bread dough). Let stand 10 minutes before rolling.

On a well floured board, roll egg-size pieces approximately 6 inches in diameter. Fry in hot oil until golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately.

** This recipe can also be used for tortillas. Fry in lightly coated cast iron skillet until it blisters - turn and cook other side.

Sopapilla Recipe

6 c. flour
3 tsp of baking powder
3 tsp salt
5 tsp of shortening
3 c warm water

Add and mix all ingredients and slowly add water while mixing. Dough should roll, be elastic and not stick to your hands. Let sit in a covered bowl for approximately 45 mins.

Work your dough on a lightly flowered counter. Cut out balls and cover. Roll your balls into the shape of a tortilla. Cut in to triangles, squares, or whatever shape you wish and fry at approximately 420 . If the sopapilla drops to the bottom of the pan and bubbles slightly, discard and wait for the oil to heat up.

Another Sopapilla Recipe

1 env. dry yeast

1/2 c. warm water

3 c. flour1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. oil

1 tsp. sugar

Shortening or oil



Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix with other ingredients. Knead several minutes and set aside in warm place until dough rises (about 2 hours). Roll flat. Cut in 1 1/2 inch squares. Allow to rise again (1 hour). Drop squares in deep grease or hot oil.

Cook to a golden brown, turning once. Drain momentarily and dip in sugar and cinnamon mixture. Serve hot with honey. Especially good after eating hot seasoned food.

I also found this recipe...could you tell me if it's any good?

Sopapilla Cheesecake

2 8 oz pkgs of cream cheese
2 pkgs of refrigerated crescent rolls
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1/2 c margarine or butter, melted
1/2 c cinnamon sugar

1. On 9x13 baking pan, unroll one package of refrigerated crescent rolls and line the bottom of the pan.

2. Flatten

3. Combine cream cheese, sugar and extract

4. Spread over crescent rolls

5. Unroll the other can of crescent rolls and place on top of cream cheese mixture.

6. Pour melted butter or margarine over top and spread with brush.

7. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.

8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Also, while I have your attention Lord, I was wondering....could you somehow find it in your heart to make my husband like mexican food? Thanks



At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 2:57:00 PM, Blogger Christina_the_wench said...

Welcome back, ya whore. Brought some fattening stuff with you I see. Nice.

*adds honey to grocery store list*

I have missed you so. *smooch*

At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 2:58:00 PM, Blogger Christina_the_wench said...


At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 4:19:00 PM, Blogger JennyJinx said...

*dances like a fool*

Welcome back! And you brought goodies...yum. I'm going to try the one with sugar, shortening and cinnamon. I mean, if you're gonna get fat you might as well get cavaties too. Right?

At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 5:40:00 PM, Blogger Sven said...

Sounds a lot like Navajo frybread. I had some for the first time in AZ this spring. If they are at all similar, I know EXACTLY how you feel. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.

At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 6:57:00 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Yay! Snark is back! Long live Snark!
Now Bite Me! 'Cause I'm going to gain an extra 10 lbs trying out those recipes!

At Thursday, June 28, 2007 9:26:00 AM, Anonymous nikki said...

Holy fuck, lookey whose back! Now I'm freaking hungry and I just ate breakfast. Thanks bitch.

(missed you, good to see you back!)

At Thursday, June 28, 2007 11:16:00 AM, Blogger Attila The Mom said...

Well howdy!

<---Running off to eat a cheesecake in celebration!

At Thursday, June 28, 2007 12:09:00 PM, Blogger Kanoff said...

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At Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:43:00 PM, Anonymous nikki said...

Delete Kanoff- Appears to be leaving the same Spanish comment on many blogs. Probably a Spam.

At Friday, June 29, 2007 8:30:00 AM, Blogger Nikki said...

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At Friday, June 29, 2007 10:02:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Wow...I have lived a deprived life too. Now I must try them...

At Friday, June 29, 2007 11:17:00 PM, Blogger Shrig said...

Are. you. back. ?

At Saturday, June 30, 2007 9:05:00 AM, Blogger Sayre said...

I'll be your husband - I LOVE Mexican food! Will have to try those recipes...

But Mexican food is for special occasions now. Since I lost my ass last summer, I'm working on losing my belly this summer. Tough duty.

I'm so glad you're back!

At Sunday, July 01, 2007 1:55:00 AM, Blogger ablondeblogger said...

Hey! You just snuck back without any explanation at all! Where've you been? How's life been treating you? Can I have five dollars? Wait...

So glad you're back! :)

At Sunday, July 01, 2007 1:55:00 AM, Blogger ablondeblogger said...

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At Tuesday, July 03, 2007 9:11:00 PM, Blogger Mama C said...

Nikki, Nikki, Nikki- We are truly soul sistas. I also, for the first time, last weekend, had sopapillas. And I didn't know what they were, or how to spell them. They had cinnamon. They had drizzled chocolate. They had whipped cream. Oh. MY. GOD!!! Thanks for giving me the means to make them on my own.

And welcome home. You have been sorely missed. XX OO


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