28 July 2006

Drunken Sopapillas

Ice cream with pretty much anything [vegan] is fine by me. When I stumbled upon Lindy Loo's blog (no pun intended), she posted about her "Berried Sopapillas" and they looked amazing and lazy enough for me to make. The recipe, if you will, was simple and I had my own way with it.

First, on a side note, I just finally realized that much of my blog lately (even previous posts) are filled with sweets. I do love sweets, but also eat other good stuff, and of course, all vegan. Maybe this blog is heading in a sweet-filled direction. I wouldn't mind only posting about this stuff or ice cream. Back to the sopapillas...

One warning I was given was to not drink (aka, be drunk) while making sopapillas because it becomes a tasty, yet dangerous task with an end result of aah-ing and moaning. I didn't have to worry because I haven't been drunk -slash- drank in over a year. I just don't care for it nor think about it for that matter. But after seeing my end result (carefully inspect photo) and then comparing it to the original version on Lindy Loo's page (carefully inspect that one), I look like the one who was drunk! I feel dazed and confused and dizzy over here, but hey, this was a quick 5-minute deal in the kitchen, and my sopapillas are a mess! They are super-tasty though.

Getting down to "recipe" business. First, I couldn't get myself to even think about deep frying the tortillas. Yuck. I'm not scared of fat, I just don't care to deep fry if not necessary. I have a sensitive tum. Anyway, this serves 2. Take a tortilla, I used organic authentic New Mexico tortillas, and heat up a skillet with veggie oil. I only used enough to not even cover the tortillas. I just plopped one in the pan and turned it over real quick to oil both sides but they weren't laying in oil. Heat the oil on med- to medium low and the tortilla should bubble up. In my case (non-deep frying) they didn't stay too bubbled, but were semi-crisp. Heat on both sides for about 1-2 minutes each and place on a plate with paper towels to soak.
Then I filled a plate with sprinkles of raw sugar and ground cinnamon and rolled the tortilla in the mixture on both sides. Then the tortilla was placed on the serving plate. Then I took 2 scoops of Soy Delicious cookies n cream and plopped those onto the tortilla that smells amazing from the cinnamon/sugar mix. Next, I ground up blueberries and agave nectar. I splashed agave in, equivalent to about 1t. or less. The fruity puree was then spread on top of the ice cream. I used 2 handfuls of blueberries, and next time I would like to use more. Maybe an ideal measurement would be 1c. (Lindy Loo uses 2c). Then I topped that with a few sprinkles of chocolate chips (non-dairy) and a long drizzle of Ahlaska chocolate syrup, finalized by 3 squirts of Soy whipped cream. *Yes, I'm still having fun with the whip, it's almost gone though. Repeat with second tortilla. This only takes a matter of 5-10 minutes. *I realize that I picked a bad color plate to take a photo of the tortillas on it. Oh, that's right, I was drunk. Hee hee (yeah right).

I grabbed a spoon and went into the other room to eat with Ray. We both didn't really know how we were going to eat these, and it was my first thought about that right then. I mentioned how I was going to "pick" at mine, but that would have taken forever and been annoying to watch (and do). Ray decided to pick his up and eat it like a burrito. I did the same. They were even more messy (but more tasty) and because I didn't fold in the bottom in the first place, there was goodness oozing out the bottom on both of our plates. We still managed to scarf 'em down and they were fabulous. So orgasmically good. I highly recommend trying these. Don't forget for those of you who drink: if you want messy sopapillas, make them sober. If you want beautiful sopapillas, make them while drunk. If you just want awesome tasting ice cream goodness with a Mexican flare, go make some sopapillas anyway. I finally looked up sopapillas and realized many are eaten folded up with an array of ingredients. I prefer this ice cream method.
Yum.
Edit to add: A few things would have made this better. First, I would like to try adding the sugar and cinnamon while the tortillas are heating up. This way the coarse raw sugar can melt in. It was still ok, but I think I'd prefer it mixed in. Next, like I mentioned, add more fruit. I would also fold the bottoms under like real burritos so they stay put. Also, I think for next time I'd like everything to be piping hot except the ice cream and have all the steam and heat melt the ice cream into gooey mess. Yep, all of the above would make this better (and while eating I didn't think it could be better, this is all after-thought).

32 comments:

Dori said...

This would be the perfect ending to my meal of drunken beans. I went out and bought a six pack of dark beer just to make them a few months ago. I love me some blueberries!

KleoPatra said...

Leslie! These look great. I'm so glad you stumbled on that site. AWESOME.

I don't drink either, but i would be drunk on the sweetness of these. Sometimes it is SO fun to get messy with food. This looks like it would be worth the goo and goop!

Freedom said...

That certainly sounds tasty if you're into sweets the way I know you are! I'm not a big fan of sweet things - well, I am, but I love things sweetened by fruit! This is an idea I would never ever have thought of though. It's good to see you back in the kitchen, even if it is only for 5 minutes! Oh and I don' think they look like you were drunk - just feeling carefree! :-)

Julie said...

Looks delish!

oh, I got a coupon from Soy Delicious in the mail today! yay!

Vicki said...

looks delicious! i must find soy whip.

Pure Zuke said...

That looks crazy good! I've never heard of sopapillas before, but I will definitely have to try it!

ningostar said...

i dont drink either, leslie... people always seemed to be shocked by that. but maybe it is just because i am in grad school and drinking seems to be all anyone does on their time off. who knows... back to the important stuff! what a great post!! looks sooo yummy... i know you said you might start bolgging about sweets (which would stll be great), but i love your stir fries and sloppie lennie posts too! hope you are feeling better!

becky

JessieGirl said...

These look so yummy! I'm trying to focus on non sweet based cooking and posts like this aren't making it easy.

raising_kahne said...

Im in such heaven looking at this, I feel like Im drunk! Seriously, these look awesome! Also, I know Im a little late, but in one of your comments you said you'd never really liked dairy ice cream. Now that I think about it, I didnt either. All my friends would always talk about their love/obsession with ice cream, and it mever really appealed to me. I would always try and try to get big things of icr cream and eat it with them, but never could. But the day I discovered soy ice cream, I was shocked. I had never tasted anything so awesome! Dont know what it is that's so addicting, but Im glad Im an addict!

Urban Vegan said...

Soo-paaaaaaa--pretty!

Great idea.

funwithyourfood said...

Warm and cold always tastes very good.
I don't mind the sweets, i like them!

Teddy

EatPeacePlease said...

Dori, it would be a perfect ending, what a great idea!

Kleo, yay for undrunkenness! I love getting messy sometimes too.

Freedom, thanks for the comments. You need some sweets, they make you feel good!

Julie, thanks for the comment. You can keep getting coupons over and over, plus the free magazines at the co-op often have coupons for it. (went to Green tonight. yum)

Vicki, yes, you must find some. I just found it at the co-op and our Wild Oats has it. I know that you can order it for a hefty price online but they also have weird shipping restrictions with that type of can. I have been having a blast squirting it out!

Pure Zuke, I've never heard of them either and I didn't bother looking it up until after consumption. Yes, you must try these. They're fun and simple yet messy.

Becky, yay for not drinking too! People think I'm crazy too and they think I'm weird for choices I choose and choose not to make/do. It's more fun to hang out with undrunken people anyway. I used to "drink" a bit, but a little went a long way. Plus, I hate the whole drinking scene... you know the area.

Jessie, why unfocusing? Sweets (vegan sweets) are the best.

Savanna, you're too young to know what it's like to be drunk. Gosh, nevermind, you probably do, I did at your age, oops. But don't!!! I am glad you are an ice cream lover, it really is a joy maker. Thanks for poppin' by, I enjoy it.

Urban, it was a great idea.

Teddy, I'm with you on the warm and cold.

Thanks for the comments everyone. Go make these, they are really tasty. Oh, I forgot to mention how incredibly filling these are. Don't make these for at least 3-4 hours after already eating something else. Then wait at least the same amount of time to eat again (if at all).

raising_kahne said...

haha. Yes, I am too young and have never had a drink(well, only a couple of times and that was an accident when somebody left theirs in a cup and I thought it was juice.) and dont intend to get drunk.

It's pretty early in the morning, and I seriously had to see this awesome 'creation' again! I sometimes get so caught up with treats and Im like"No I dont really need that because it's got too much fat/too sweet/ too decadent etc." I seriously need to get over it! The most fun Ive had with ice cream is just eating it out of the carton(which by no means is boring, I should just really quit being so boring!) I think Im just worried about gaining weight. haha(i know, I know. I shouldnt be!)

Catherine said...

Leslie, I'm so sad -- my co-op was OUT of soy delicious cookie avalanche this weekend! Bah.
Your sopapillas look awesome! You are definitely the vegan dessert goddess. (Well, the unbaked vegan dessert goddess . . . !!)

Carrie™ said...

I think these look fine! More than fine actually. They look GREAT! I've never heard of sopapillas either, but I'm liking the sound of them. And it's sometimes fun to eat Messy.
I missed commenting on your cookie and soap post. How nice is Jody?! The cookies were good? Is it enough to tempt you to try and bake again?

Mary said...

Those look really yummy. I've never heard of sopapillas before. I'll ask my stepmother about them (she's mexican). Do you know what's traditionally in them?

Peter Matthes said...

That looks yummy!

Lindy Loo said...

Heh heh. Glad you got around to making these--I do have to tell you though (not to burst your bubble, but), my name's not Lindsey. Heh heh. According to the 'net, it's Lindy Loo. Just thought I'd let ya know. I figured it was just the sopapilla-induced "drunkenness" talking anyways. ; )

But thank you for abiding by my "No Drinking While Sopapilla-ing" Rule--it makes the world a much safer place--hee hee.

Glad you enjoyed!

Lindy Loo said...

Hmmm. Apparently your comments don't like me and refuse to let me speak!!!

Anyways, just wanted to let you know that my name is not in fact Lindsey--it's "Lindy Loo," heh heh. No harm done--I just chalked it up to you being "drunk" on sopapillas. ; )

Glad you enjoyed though--they definitely look drunker than mine, but they look just as tasty. Will have to try your lower-fat idea next time around as it sounds just as yummy. =)

Vivacious Vegan said...

Oh yum! Why oh why must you torment me like this when you know I can't get vegan ice cream out here in the boonies? I'm going crazy here.

kaivegan said...

I would think, I'd be "picking" at mine, too, though this seems to be too much for me:(

They still look very, very good. (And so Leslie, if that's okay to say!?)

I have the feeling that your blog is not going in an all-sweets direction, because people would be buggin' you about the lentils and such!

Shelly said...

This looks so darned good...I'm going to have to try making these soon!

Cindy said...

Those look absolutely delicious for a hot summer day. I could eat the tortillas in cinnamon sugar by themselves. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Teen Vegan said...

I've been drooling over your blog for awhile now, but this is the recipe that has prompted me to finally comment and say, "Wow." I love the idea of mixing blueberries with agave nectar for a syrup! I can't wait to give this a try :)

Vicki said...

hey there, leslie. how ya doing? :o)

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. Used to be a vegan, wanting to get back to it. Hard with meat and potatoes guys in the house. Keep bloggin'

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Patty said...

wow that looks really good. Think it would be perfect tonight since its hot (105) and anything with ice cream sounds extra good.

raising_kahne said...

Hey leslie! I saw your comment to Vicki and you said you werent feeling so much better now. Just wanted to let you know that Im missing your yummy post, and I hope you get to feeling better soon! I also had one question(if it's not too much bother) but I found some chocolate chips(Sunspire, grain sweetened), and here's the ingredients:
Whole grain malted barley and corn, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin (a non-GMO emulsifier), and pure natural vanilla

And I was just curious if these sounded ok? Because Im not sure how they make unsweetened chocolate, and Im not sure what cocoa butter is. Is it just cocoa? Thanks!
Hope you get up and and 'em soon!

Lori said...

One of our local mexican restaurants makes something similar to this....they wrap the ice cream and fruit in the tortilla (like a burrito) and freeze until everything is good and hard, then just before serving, they deep fry for a couple of minutes, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (if you are using raw organic sugar, you might want to give it a spin in your blender or food processor to powder it a bit with the cinnamon) and serve with whipped cream and chocolate or caramel syrup. OH MY GOODNESS are they delicious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

YUMMMMMMMMOOOOOOOOOOOO

kaivegan said...

Hi, Leslie. I haven't been online much lately as evident in my quiet blog, but I usually check yours when I'm on, so just wondering how you're doing.

Take care:)

laura jesser said...

Hi! I hope you're feeling okay! I wanted to tell you that these sopapillas look really, really good. I also wanted to tell you that I made your sloppy lentils and they were so delicious, and I can't wait to make them again!

Take care of yourself, girl! I hope to see you around soon.