Recipe by B. Hanson
"Light, pastry-like cookies."
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1 1/2 tablespoons
1 (.25 ounce) package
active dry yeast
milk, scalded and cooled
3 1/2 teaspoons
I'm not sure what county fair this is from, but this rolled variety is not what's served at midwestern county fairs. Our elephant ears are plate-sized deep-fried lumps of dough sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
Not a bad recipe but tasted like shortbread cookies. Not at all county fair elephant ears that I have had. I'm not sure if they would even work fried because they just don't have the right taste.
it's just what i was looking for but didn't have time to refridgerate for 2 hours, following another review, i left out the yeast, egg and water, and used buttermilk in place of scolded milk, and reduced baking time down to 5 minutes as mine were rolled very thin. will definatly make again and again.
I skip the egg, yeast, and walnuts. Yummy!
Taste: Delicious. Mess in kitchen: substantial. So basically what you're doing is making cinnamon rolls, but instead of leaving them as rolls, you smash each roll into a large flat circle, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and bake like a cookie. A few notes about the recipe: 1. When it says a "lightly floured surface" - read that to mean dump at least 1/2 cup of flour on there, because this dough is so sticky. I had to knead a lot more flour into it to make it work at all. 2. I found it easier to just smash the rolls into circles with my hands rather than using a rolling pin (and faster too). 3. MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL.....The whole bit about ungreased cookie sheets - DON'T do it. Use parchment paper. Seriously. I could barely chisel some of these off and one of my cookie sheets will never be the same. 4. Mine were done in 10 minutes. Altogether, a very tasty treat that my children are already begging for me to bake again.
I have made this recipe several times.
It's better than a danish pastry. Light and tender.
I made these for my oldest son and he loved them. How wonderful not to have to wait until fair time!
My daughters 5 and 6 helped me make these for out youth group. They were easy to make, and all of the kids love them. Thanks, will make again, have to the kids are asking for them already!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
County Fair Elephant Ears
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 717
** Calories from Fat: 285
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