2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp room temperature shortening
1 large egg, plus 1 beaten egg white
5 tbsp ice water
In a large bowl toss the flour, baking powder and salt. Using a pastry cutter, mix in the shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl mix the beaten egg and the ice water. Stir into the flour mixture until the dough comes together. Divide into 6 even balls.
On a lightly floured surface roll each ball into a 6 inch disk. Brush the egg white around each rim. Now you can place around 1/3 cup of your favorite chilled pudding or fruit filling. Fold the dough over the filling and seal and crimp edges with a fork. Refrigerate each pie until ready to fry!
In a deep skillet heat around 3 cups of peanut oil to 375. Use a deep fry thermometer. Carefully add 2 pies at a time. Turning 2-3 times and around 3 minutes until brown. Carefully remove pies from the oil and place on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Now share one with your sweetie.
Happy Valentine's Day!