Sopaipillas

1 pkg dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
1 1/2 cup scalded milk
4 cup flour
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar or honey
3 tbsp vegetable shortening or lard

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Add to scalded milk after milk has been cooled to room
temperature.  In separate bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder.  Add sugar, milk, oil
and dissolved yeast.  Knead dough approximately 15 times.  Let dough stand for 20 minutes.
Divide dough into 4 parts.  Roll out dough on floured board to 1/4 inch thickness.  Cut
into 3 inch squares.  Heat shortening until hot (420* in electric skillet).  Add a few
squares at a time so fat stays hot and sopaipillas puff up and become hollow and golden
brown.  Hold under hot fat to make them puff up.  Drain squares on absorbent towels.

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