2 pounds all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
1 tablespoon butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Vegetable oil, for frying
In a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, knead together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, butter, water, coconut milk and coconut flakes. Let rest for 1 hour.
Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven.
Divide the dough into 3- to 4-inch balls and press flat. In batches, deep-fry until light- to golden-brown.
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