In a mixing bowl
stir together flour
, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Cut in shortening until thoroughly combined. Make a well in center of flour mixture.
In a small mixing bowl
combine eggs and milk. Add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until dough clings together.
On a lightly floured surface knead dough about 2 minutes or until smooth. Divide dough into 24 equal portions; shape each portion into a ball. Cover dough and let rest for 15 to 20 minutes.
In a heavy 10-inch skillet
heat 3/4 inch oil
to 375 degrees F. Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, roll each ball into a 4-inch circle.
Cinnamon Sugar (Optional):
Fry 1 circle at a time in hot oil for 1 to 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with sugar or Cinnamon Sugar, or drizzle with Cinnamon-Sugar Syrup. Makes 24 bunuelos.
Cinnamon-Sugar Syrup (optional):
In a mixing bowl stir together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon corn syrup, and 3 inches stick cinnamon or dash ground cinnamon. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and boil gently, without stirring, about 20 minutes or until thick. Discard cinnamon stick. Makes about 2/3 cup syrup.
cal. (kcal) 112,
Fat, total (g) 6,
chol. (mg) 18,
sat. fat (g) 1,
carb. (g) 12,
pro. (g) 2,
sodium (mg) 67,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet