Â Â Â * 3 cups flour
Â Â Â * 1 cup butter or margarine
Â Â Â * 1 egg
Â Â Â * 1 teaspoons baking powder
Â Â Â * Â½ cup water
Â Â Â * Â½ cup milk (or an additional cup of water)
Â Â Â * Sugar
Â Â Â * Vegetable oil, for frying
Â Â 1. Mix all the ingredients together (except oil) to form a dough.
Â Â 2. Sprinkle some flour on a cutting board or other flat surface. Knead the dough until smooth (about 10 minutes).
Â Â 3. Tear off a piece of dough and flatten it (about Â½-inch thick) on the cutting board.
Â Â 4. Cut the dough into 1-inch squares.
Â Â 5. Pour some sugar in a paper bag (to coat the chinchin after it is fried).
Â Â 6. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
Â Â 7. Place a few of the squares into the oil and fry until golden brown.
Â Â 8. Place the fried chinchin on a paper towel for a few seconds to soak up the extra oil (do not cool).
Â Â 9. Place the chinchin into the bag of sugar and shake to coat all sides. Serve.
Makes about three dozen.