Delicious sweet pillows made with puff pastry, sugar and cinnamon. These sopaipillas take only 25 minutes to enjoy.
Today was a difficult day. For some reason I was in the mood for sweet, fried and unhealthy foods. For some reason my body today decided that there has been enough healthy food and it is time for some sugar.
Unfortunately, I don’t know any vegan snacks besides oreos that I can easily buy from a store. It seems like every single snack has some added milk powder for no good reason whatsoever. So this made me forced to make a snack myself or break my vegan streak (which was not going to happen). To the kitchen it is.
These sopaipillas are a twist on a New Mexican dessert my partner introduced me to at some point. The original snack is very similar except that it is deep fried instead of baked which makes them really no better than eating french fries. So I made 3 batches of these delicious sopaipillas. One with puff pastry that is brushed with butter before baking. One with puff pastry that is brushed with butter after baking. And one batch without butter.
The verdict, if you are going to use butter make sure to brush them after baking as only that has a significant effect on the end result. If you brush the sopaipillas before you coat them in sugar they will hold to more sugar and be sweeter. In my opinion you can just coat them in sugar without butter and that makes them sweet enough.
Now as a side note on sugar, most sugars you buy in store wouldn’t be considered vegans as bone char is used to clean the sugar. It is up to everyone to decided whether it is vegan or not but most healthy food stores will stock vegan sugar.
For more dessert recipes make sure to check out my dessert recipe board on Pinterest.
- 1 8*8 square sheet puff pastry
- 2 tbsp vegan butter, melted (optional)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 160C/320F.
- Cut the puff pastry in 16 square pieces. Bake in the oven for 12-18 minutes until golden brown.
- Meanwhile combine the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Let cool slightly for 5 minutes. Coat the individual sopaipillas in the sugar mixture.
- If you are using butter first brush the sopaipillas with butter and then coat them in the sugar mixture.