Mom and Granny would spend a day making these delicious deep fried pastries. We couldn't wait till they cooled and the powder sugar was sprinkled on. This is an old recipe before paper towels were around so they used brown paper grocery bags to let the grease drip off and dry. These are so worth the time they take to make and Oh So Good!
Mix all dry ingredients together and mix all wet ingredients together. Mix the wet into the dry and mix with your hands till all mixed together into a dough. Put half of the dough in the refrigerator with a damp cloth over it so it doesn't dry out.
Roll out the dough very thinly in a rectangle. Then cut into 1 1/2" X 8" pieces. Cut a vertical slit in center of each piece and pull one end through the slit to form a bow tie shape.
Heat Crisco oil in deep fryer or fry pan to medium heat about 375 degrees. Fry a few at a time and when lightly browned remove to brown paper bags or paper towels to drain any oil on them.