Sopaipillas

One of the Southwest’s great treats

One of the Southwest’s great treats, sopaipillas (so-pa-PEE-yas) are light, airy pillows of fried dough, which are traditionally drizzled with honey or sprinkled with powdered sugar. They’re rewarding to make, because the results are so magical. You roll the yeast dough thin, cut it into pieces, then fry them in hot oil. As you push them into the oil, they puff into pillows that are hollow inside.