4 cups all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons shortening
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups warm water
2 quarts oil for frying
1. Stir together flour, shortening, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
2. Stir in water; mix until dough is smooth. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes.
3. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).Roll dough out on a floured board until 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick.
4. Cut into 3-inch squares.
5. Fry dough squares in the preheated oil until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels and serve hot.