*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      Sopaipillas (Puffy Fried Bread)
 
 Recipe By     : Sunset Mexican Cook Book
 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :1:30
 Categories    : Breads                           Mexican
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4      cups          all-purpose flour
    1 1/4  teaspoons     salt
    3      teaspoons     baking powder
    3      tablespoons   sugar
    2      tablespoons   shortening
                         milk (about 1 1/4 cups)
                         salad oil for frying
 
 Sift flour, measure, and sift again with the salt, baking powder, and
 sugar.  Cut in the shortening, and add milk to make a soft dough just
 firm enough to roll.  Cover bowl and let dough stand for 30 to 60
 minutes; then roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board and cut in
 diamond-shaped pieces.  Heat about 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to about
 370o to 380o.  Add a few pieces at a time, turn at once so they will puff
 evenly, then turn back to brown both sides.  Drain on paper toweling.
 Makes 4 dozen or more.
 
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 Serving Ideas : Serve with butter and/or honey