Sopaipillas

IMG_4732IMG_4734          Makes 4 dozen
3½-4 c. flour
1 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1 T. sugar*
1 T. butter or shortening
1½ c. scalded milk, cooled to room temperature, or
1¼ c. scalded milk
1 pkg. yeast
¼ c. warm water
Oil for frying

Combine flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in large bowl. Cut in shortening. If using yeast, dissolve in warm water.* Add milk to yeast. Add milk to flour mixture to make a firm dough. Knead dough 15-20 times and let sit 20-30 minutes. Roll to ¼-inch thick and cut into triangles or diamonds. Fry a few at a time in hot oil until brown. Serve with honey (L), cinnamon and powdered sugar (R), or butter.

*The sugar may be added to the yeast instead of with dry ingredients, if desired.

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