2 cups all-purpose flour * 1 tablespoon baking powder
½ tsp salt * 1½ Tbsp. Butter, melted
½ cup warm water * ¼ cup room temperature milk
4 cups oil for deep frying
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine water, milk and lard or butter in a large measuring cup.
Slowly add liquids to flour and mix just until dough forms a ball. Knead in the bowl, about 10 times, to form a smooth ball that is not sticky. A small amount of flour may be added if needed. Cover dough with a damp towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes.
Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a high-sided pan. If using an electric pan set thermostat to 350 degrees F.
Divide dough into 8 approx. equal pieces. Pat on a floured board or with floured hands to form circles about 5 to 6-inches in diameter. Place dough, a piece at a time, into hot oil and cook for 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all dough is used.