1¾ cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
2 tbs Lard or Shortening
½ - ¾ cups Water as necessary
Oil for deep fat frying
In a heavy
saucepan or Dutch oven start heating the cooking oil to 375°F.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl. Cut the lard into the flour with a pastry cutter or forks. Slowly add water until a firm adhesive dough is formed. Knead the dough briefly, cover, and let rest for 5 minutes.
Pinch the dough off in golf ball sized pieces and form irregularly shaped patties about ¼" thick between the hands.
Fry the patties in the hot oil about 2 minutes per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Serve hot sprinkled with cinnamon sugar or with honey or syrup.
Presented by CZBrats
October 7, 1998