This is what she read them... "People call them little pillows, but the name really means “holding soup.” Sopapillas are one of many foods that New Mexico can call it’s own - The New Mexican Quick Bread
The history of the sopapilla is over 200 years old, originating in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. It is often as much a staple of many New Mexican meals as the tortilla.
Both sopapillas and tortillas are used as “sop” breads, either soaking up the liquids in a dish, or stuffing them with the foods. They are especially yummy with honey or sugar. The recipe for both the tortilla and the sopapilla are the same, the difference is in the cooking method.
Aslyn sure did learn a lot about where her family came from, what they looked like, what they wore, and what they ate. In turn she learned a lot about other cultures too from her classmates. And her class does not have a shortage on diversity, so she was able to experience some neat stuff.