SOPAPILLAS (Fried Biscuit Puffs)

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tbsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tbsp. shortening

2/3 c. lukewarm water

Fat for frying Honey or sugar and cinnamon

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles cornmeal. Gradually add the water, stirring with a fork (dough will be crumbly).

Turn onto floured surface; knead into a smooth ball. Divide dough in half; let stand 10 minutes. Roll each half into a 12 1/2 x 10 inch rectangle. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares (do not reroll or patch dough). Fry a few at a time in deep hot fat (425 degrees) until golden. Drain on paper toweling. Serve with honey or roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Makes 40.

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