4 cups of flour
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp shortening
1 pkg dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
¼ cup scalded milk
Scald milk and set aside to cool. Combine dry ingredients and cut in the shortening.
Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to milk, which has cooled to room temperature.
Make a well in the center of dry ingredients, add liquids, and work into dough. Knead dough 15-20 times and set aside approximately 10 minutes.
Roll dough to ¼ inch thickness or thinner. Cut in squares or triangles.
Fry in melted shortening or hot oil at 420 degrees until brown. Fry only a few at a time so oil stays hot. If the oil is hot enough, they will puff almost immediately, resembling golden-brown pillows, hollow on the inside.
Serve warm. The traditional New Mexican way is to bite off one corner and fill with honey.
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