Saturday, August 15, 2009

SOPAPILLAS (Deep fried bread)

Nothing much happened today since its Saturday. It is one of those Saturday that babe is not working. And I realised that if he is not working on that day, I will for sure wake up early than necessary. Like today, I actually woke up at around 8am and laze on the bed for half hour before deciding that I will not fall back to sleep again. So, got up and went to the living room for some tv-time. Less than half hour later, babe is awake too! Now, that rarely happens ok! Its weekend and babe woke up before 9am?

Anyway, K sms around 9am-ish and said that she is coming to my area with her nephew for breakfast, wondering if I want to join her or not. Bet she didnt think babe would be awake and coming for breakfast too! HAHA! So, we went to this Indian cafe and I had rawa thosai and babe ate the roti telur. We shared a piece of vada and each have a glass of teh tarik kurang manis (pulled tea less sugar). K's nephew sure had lots of fun running around the cafe. Normally, this would not be a good idea but apparently K's sister, i.e. the mother to her nephew goes to the cafe often and the workers there know the kid pretty well. So, he had lots of fun teasing them and they teased him right back! HAHA!

After breakfast, went back and sit around doing nothing much. Had a super lazy Saturday morning, tv on in the background. Me reading my book and babe playing with his computer game. I tried to take nap at around 1pm but somehow, I just couldnt fall asleep! So, decided to go online and search for recipe to make fried bread. The fried bread recipe that I am looking for is actually those bread that is served with the chilli crabs here. But somehow, I cant seem to find it. Perhaps I didnt get the name right or something.

Instead, I came across this recipe for SOPAPILLAS, another version of deep fried bread. With the author promising nice yummy fluffy bread, I decided to try it. After all, the ingredient and methods are so simple. Worst, if it didnt taste right, I will just dump the whole thing away.

But the recipe turned out really great! Very pretty and puffed up. Making it a small parcel that lets you almost anything you desire in them. Babe and I had great time eating it with canned curry. It will go great with tuna, chicken, minced pork or anything that you can think of. This is definitely a recipe that allows creativity!

The ingredient:
4 cup all purpose flour
1.5 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 pkt active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1.25cup warm milk
Cooking oil or lard for frying the bread

1. Combine the dry ingredient, flour+salt+baking powder
2. Add the yeast to the warm milk and water
3. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredient and add the yeast milk water. Mix everything together and start kneading. You will need to knead the dough for about 15-20minutes to ensure that the smooth texture later.
4. Make the dough into a round ball and leave in the bowl and cover with a wet towel for about 15-20minutes
5. Roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick or slightly thinner. Dust the surface slightly and cut into pieces about 4x6 rectacgles or triangles. Gently put all the cut pieces back into the bowl and cover with the wet towel while heating up the oil.
6. Make sure that the oil is really hot. Place 1 piece of the flatten dough into the hot oil gently. To make sure the dough puff up, hold the dough gently in the oil for awhile. You should have the dough puffing up like magic.
7. Fry till both side are golden brown and remove from oil. Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.

Note: You might want to half the recipe if you want smaller quantity. The above batch will allow you to make about 20-25pieces of sopapillas.

And here is what you will get:

Happy trying!! :)


Rose said...

Er the chilli is for decoration only is it?? Not suppose to eat with the bread, I hope! :p

Oh, I must try this recipe one day.....sound simple

JenJen's Place said...

HAHA! Yar, for color contrast ^_^. Unless you eating with tuna, you might wanna make spicy tuna filling? :P

Yah, try try. Very simple the recipe. Its the kneading that is tiring abit but otherwise, the result is really rewarding esp when u see the flat dough puff up like magic!! O_O