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Recipe - Sopapillas


2 c flour
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t baking powder
2 T shortening
3/4 c water, very hot
1 c oil
confectioners sugar
1 T honey


Use a pastry blender to mix the shortening into the flour, salt
and baking powder. Add the hot water and stir with fork until it
forms a dough. (You may add more water if it is too dry, or flour
if it is too wet.) Knead a couple of times, and place in a plastic
bag to rest for 20 minutes. Flour board and roll the dough into
a rectangle about 1/4" thick. Fold the dough in half and let rest
a few minutes. Roll again to a 1/4" thick rectangle. Heat 3 inches
of oil in a 3 quart saucepan (or deep fryer) to 350 degrees. Cut
the dough into 3" x 4" rectangles (some like triangles). Fry one
or two at a time - make sure you spoon oil over the top to encourage
even cooking! Drain on paper towels and sugar or honey to serve.