Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl.
Mix then add the shortening.
Add some water and continue adding as much as needed until mixture becomes a firm dough.
Cover and sit aside for 5 minutes.
Take medium sized pieces of dough and form into pattie shapes about ¼ inch thick.
Fry them in the oil for ⅔ minutes until golden brown.
Eat it plain or sprinkle white sugar powder or top with some honey and serve while still nice and hot.
Note: Panamanians typically eat them with hot dogs, which they call "salchichas" and a lot of ketchup. They are also AMAZING with Nutella and Peanut Butter (if available). They are also now called "Fried Bread", they are called Hojaldres.
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