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Elephant Ears Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Adam Cotter
Added: Saturday, February 14, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 c. milk
2 T sugar
1 tsp. salt
6 T shortening
2 pkgs. dry yeast
4 c. flour
1 tsp cinnamon with 1/2 c. sugar
Oil for frying

Directions:
Directions:
Combine first 4 ingredients in pan; heat until shortening is melted; do not boil. Cool mixture to lukewarm. Add yeast; stir unitl dissolved. Stir in flour, 2 cups at a time, beating until smooth after each addition.
Put mixture in greased bowl; cover; let rise until double in bulk (30 minutes).
Heat oil in large pan.
Pinch off pieces of dough about the size of golf balls. Stretch each piece of dough into a thin 6" to 8" circle.
Drop stretched dough into hot oil, one at a time; fry until dough rises to top, turn and place on absorbent paper.
Combine cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle generously over hot, drained elephant ears.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A great use for your turkey fryer!

 

 

 

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