by Letitia Mitchell

From the Nov. 20, 1996 Messenger



3-4 lbs flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1-1/2 tsp. salt

2 cups warm water

1/2 lb lard

Fill large bowl with the flour. Make a well in the middle. Add the baking powder, salt and water. Stir and slowly add extra flour to the water mixture until you have a thick paste like mixture that can be handled and kneaded. Very gently, knead until you have a soft ball. Let stand for 10 minutes. During this time, get your frying pan ready by heating the lard to 350 degrees or have heat at medium high (adjust heat when frying). After dough has rested for 10 minutes, knead it again a couple of times so the texture is not so sticky. Divide your dough into any size ball you want. Flatten to 1/2 inch thickness and fry on each side to a golden brown color.

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