Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add 1/2 cup warm water and continue adding water to reach the consistency of bread dough; more water may be needed. Cover dough and let sit in a bowl about 1 1/2 hours. Tear off balls of dough. Roll out balls on a lightly dusted board or counter top. Put enough shortening in a skillet for dough to float. Heat shortening to 400 degrees. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. This is good to eat with beans, stew, or chioi. It's also good served with butter and honey.