4 cups flour
1 1/4 tbsp salt
3 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp shortening
oil for frying
Sit flour, salt, baking powder and sugar.
Cut in shortening and add just enough milk to make a soft dough, just firm
enough to roll.
Cover bowl and let dough rest 30 to 60 minutes. Roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly
floured board and cut in diamond-shaped pieces.
Heat one-inch of oil in a frying pan to approximately 370 to 380 F. Add a few
pieces at a time.
Turn at once so they will puff evenly on both sides; then turn back to brown on
Drain on paper towel.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.(50 to 60 sopaipillas or