Fry Jacks

3 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. shortening
1/4 tsp. salt or less
1 to 1 1/2 c. water
Vegetable oil for frying

Sift flour in mixing bowl. Add baking powder and salt. Cut shortening into flour, baking powder and salt. Add enough water to make soft, but not sticky dough.
Knead for 1 to 2 minutes or until easy to handle. Cut and shape into small balls. Cover and leave for 10 to 15 minutes. Flatten and cut each ball into two or four pieces.
Heat oil and fry on both sides until golden brown.

This is a favorite Belizean food. Very good for breakfast with butter and honey.