- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
- 2/3 cup cold water
- 2 Tablespoons shortening
- 1 teaspoon salt
Start heating shortening while combining flour, baking powder and salt. Sift into mixing bowl.
Cut in shortening with pastry blender. Add enough water to make a stiff dough.
Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead lightly until smooth. Cover with clean dish towel and let rest 10 minutes.
Roll dough very thin (about 1/8 inch thick) into a rectangle about 15×12 inches. Cut into 2-inch squares.
When oil is very hot, drop a few squares of dough into it at a time.
Turn frequently so that sopaipillas will puff up evenly.
Remove from oil with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.
Serve hot with powdered sugar or honey.