This is the Mexican traditional "good luck charm" for
New Year's. It is believed that if you eat these at the
beginning of the new year, you will have a prosperous new year.
1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 c. less 1 Tbsp. water
1 tsp. butter or oleo or
Mix all ingredients and knead a few times. If dough is
sticky, add more flour. Separate dough into small, flat balls.
Roll out with rolling pin until very thin. Deep fry in skillet
(use either cooking or shortening) until golden. Place on
paper towel and sprinkle with a combination of sugar and
powdered cinnamon (sprinkle both sides). Should be crispy.
Makes about 10 large ones.
Short cut: Omit baking powder, egg and butter. In-
crease water to 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon. Only difference I
have noticed is the amount of work involved plus the nutrition-
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