Wednesday, April 29, 2009

~elephant ears recipe~

elephant ears recipe

1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
2 tbls sugar
3/8 cup shortening
2 tbls active dry yeast
4 cups all-purpose flour
oil for frying
3 tbls ground cinnamon
6 tbls sugar

combine milk, salt, 2 tbls of sugar and shortening in sauce pan
simmer till sugar and shortening is dissolved
cool to 110 degrees and sprinkle yeast and let work till foamy
transfer to bowl and mix in flour, knead until dough is smooth
cover with towel and let dough rise 30 minutes
heat oil to 375 degrees, roll out 1 to 2 inch dough balls into thin sheets
fry sheets 1 to 2 minutes on each side till puffed and golden brown
drain on paper towels
combine cinnamon and 6 tbls of sugar
sprinkle mixture over warm pastries
and serve

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