Monday, March 21, 2016


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.

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