Monday, April 26, 2010

have a great week and enjoy this great recipe

this has too be the most yummy fried pies,i remember every Sunday going to my Grandma's and she always had these great little pies on the dinner table, i made some for my family last evening oh my soo good .enjoy Cilla


2 c. sifted all purpose flour1 tsp. salt2/3 c. shortening1/4 c. water3/4 c. sugar1/2 c. cocoa powderStick butterShortening or oil for frying
Sift flour and salt together. Combine 1/3 cup flour mixture and water to make a paste. Cut shortening into remaining flour with a fork or pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add flour paste and mix. Roll into a ball and chill. Combine sugar and cocoa powder, mixing thoroughly. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll out into saucer size circles about 1/8" thick. Trim edges to make neat circles. Place about 2 or 3 tablespoons cocoa mixture on half of each pastry circle. Top with 3 thin slices butter and fold other half of pastry circle over top. Seal edges with fork. Heat a small amount of oil or shortening over medium-high heat in a heavy skillet and fry pies, a few at a time, until golden brown, serve warm.