1-3/4 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
2/3 cup cold water
Oil for deep-frying


Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a mixing bowl. Cut in shortening. Add cold water gradually. Mix just enough to hold together, as for pie dough. Turn onto a lightly floured pastry cloth and knead gently until smooth. Return to the bowl, and let stand at least 1 hour. Turn onto pastry cloth and roll to ⅛ inch thickness and cut into 3-inch squares. Heat oil in a deepfryer until hot, and drop in squares a few at a time, turning them several times so they will puff evenly. Fry for 2 or 3 minutes, until golden. Drain and serve immediately.


Makes at least 1 dozen.

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