Sopaipillas (Mexican)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Oil for frying
  • Honey and butter
  • Or cinnamon and sugar 

1. In medium bowl, stir together flower baking powder and salt. Cut in 1 Tbsp shortening with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles cornbread. Gradually add water, stirring with fork. Turn out on lightly floured board. 
2. Knead into smooth ball. Divide in half, let stand 10 min. Roll out each half to 10x12 inch rectangles. Cut into 2x3 inch rectangles. Do not reroll or patch dough. 

3. Drop 1 or 2 at a time into hot oil. Fry about 1 min on each side. Pour honey and butter or sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top

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