1kg of flour
300 g of lard
150 g of granulated sugar
A pinch of salt
Powdered sugar (to be drizzled on top)
Mix the flour with the eggs, lard, sugar and the other ingredients except the powdered sugar. Work the mixture until soft and homogenous. Alternatively, you can knead it manually. Let the mixture sit covered with a cloth, for almost half an hour. Take one small piece of dough at time, forming long and thin sticks about 50-60cm long. Then take them one by one and join both of its ends together; twist it as much as you can. Then bend it again on itself. Fry in abundant amount (submerged) of oil until crunchy, and remove from the oil and place on absorbent paper (to get rid of excess oil). Finally, sprinkle them with powdered sugar. You can also try them dipped in flavored honey with orange rinds or soft caramel.