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Pastelillos Gallegos

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cheese 1⁄4 Pound, sliced (Preferably Cheddar)
  Lard 1 Pound (2 Cups)
Directions

Measure and sift flour.
Heat to boiling the water, butter, and salt.
Immediately add flour all at once.
Cook for 1 minute, stirring to avoid lumps.
Remove from heat and continue to stir until mixture is smooth.
Turn mixture onto a lightly floured board while still hot.
Knead rapidly for about 2 minutes.
Shape dough into a ball.
Place ball in a bowl and leave covered with a cloth for 1 hour.
Shape ball into a roll about 2 inches thick.
Cut the roll into slices about 1/2 inch wide.
Roll out slices thinly, one by one, with lightly floured rolling pin.
Cut each slice into a circle the size of a doughnut.
Two circles will make a pas-telillo.
Place one circle on top of the other with a slice of cheese between.
Press the edges together first with the finger tips, then with a lightly floured fork.
Lay the pastelillos on a lightly floured baking sheet, ready to be fried.
Set in refrigerator until 30 minutes before frying.
In the lard heated to 400° F.on a frying thermometer, fry 3 at a time until golden brown.
Drain on absorbent paper.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Caribbean
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Curry
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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