Friday, August 7, 2009

Elephant Ears!

It's that time of year again when the county and state fairs start coming to town. As a child we went every year and I always had to have an elephant ear! They are a fair must have for our family! So here's a recipe to share with my fellow elephant ear fans out there! I hope you enjoy!!

Printed from COOKS.COM

1/4 c. butter
1 c. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. milk
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Heat oven to 425*

Grease cookie sheet with shortening.

Heat butter until melted; set aside.
Stir flour, 2 tbsp. sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl. Stir in milk and 3 tbsp. of the melted butter until dough forms.

Sprinkle a surface lightly with flour, turn dough onto surface. Knead 10 times. Roll dough with a rolling pin. Brush with remaining butter using a pastry brush; sprinkle with mixture of 3 tbsp. sugar and the cinnamon.

Roll dough up tightly, beginning at narrow end. Pinch edge of dough, roll into seal.
Cut into 4 equal pieces with a sharp knife.
Place cut sides up on cookie sheet; pat each into a 6 inch circle.

Sprinkle with more sugar.

Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
Immediately remove from cookie sheet with a spatula. Let cool on wire rack.

Makes 4 elephant ears.

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