Gorditas de Azucar : Sweet Griddle Cakes

2 cups flour

1/2 cup shortening or unsalted butter at room temp.

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda OPTIONAL

1 tsp. baking powder

1/3 cup warm milk

1 large egg lighty whisked
Combine and whisk the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the butter and work it in with your hands until you have small crumbles. Mix in the egg. Gradually add in the milk until dough forms. Make 12 dough balls, cover and set aside for 20 minutes.
Heat a griddle pan or comal to medium/low heat. With a tortilla press or with a flat plate, take 1 dough ball and place between plastic, flatten to about 3 1/2 inches in width. Cook on hot griddle for 1 or 2 minutes per side until nicely browned. Keep warm gorditas covered so they will stay soft. Serve warm with butter and or dulce de leche.
Enjoy !!