Try your hand at the following recipe for panderia treats, provided by Mary Rosales of Mi Terra bakery in San Antonio.
4 c. flour
1 T. white vinegar
2 tsp. baking powder
3 T. shortening
1/2 c. orange juice
oil for frying
sugar and cinnamon
Combine flour, vinegar, baking powder, egg, shortening, and orange juice. Add water to make a dough.
Slice chunks of dough and roll very thin into the desired disk size. In a skillet large enough to hold the rolled disks of dough without bending, heat oil. Drop disks, one at a time, into the hot oil and fry until crisp.
Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
From the December 1994 issue.