Sit flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Cut in shortening and add just enough milk to make a soft dough, just firm enough to roll. Cover bowl and let dough rest 30 to 60 minutes. Roll 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured board and cut in diamond-shaped pieces.Heat one-inch of oil in a frying pan to approximately 370 to 380 F. Add a few pieces at a time. Turn at once so they will puff evenly on both sides; then turn back to brown on oth sides. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.(50 to 60 sopapillas or sopapillas)
Enjoy this delicious sopaipillas Mexican dessert recipe!