photo credit: Navin75Sopaipillas (Puff fritters with honey and rum syrup)
75g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
50ml warm water
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and rub in the lard until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Slowly add the warm water and bring together to form a dough. Turn this out onto a lightly floured board and knead until smooth. Roll out the dough and cut into fist sized pieces and refrigerate, covered, for 2 hours.
Make the syrup by heating the honey, rum, cinnamon and butter in a saucepan, stirring constantly until well-mixed.
Heat the oil in a deep fat fryer until 190C or 375F and fry each piece until golden (about 1 min). Ensure that the oil remains at this temperature otherwise they will not puff up. Drain on kitchen paper and keep warm. To serve, you can reheat in a very hot oven.
Pour the syrup over the hot sopaipillas and serve.