all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
salt (optional, to taste)
1 cup water (about)
oil to fry
sugar and cinnamon
melted butter to dip in (optional)
Heat one inch or more oil in a heavy duty pot or small
skillet (7-9 inches) to 360F.
Mix flour and baking powder. Add water till a thick
batter forms. Drop the batter by a spoonfuls or ladle
into the warm oil, spreading batter as thin as possible
with back of spoon so batter almost fills the pot. This
will give you a large disc. If desired, you can make
smaller "puffs" just by dropping by heaping
Fry till browned on each side (try to turn only once ).
Drain on paper towels. Dust
heavily with granulated sugar mixed with cinnamon or dip
in melted butter then in sugar. Serve immediately.