Rating: 4.5 stars
118 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4

Elephant ears are crispy, cinnamon-sugar fried bread confections!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
40 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 ears
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Dough:
Topping:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare dough: Combine milk, shortening, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until shortening melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, 110 degrees F (43 degrees C).

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  • Sprinkle yeast into the cooled dough mixture and let sit until foamy.

  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in flour to form a dough. Knead until smooth; cover and let rise 30 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Roll out 2-inch balls of dough into thin sheets; fry in hot oil until puffed and golden, about 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

  • Prepare topping: Combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

  • Sprinkle topping over warm elephant ears and serve.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

265 calories; protein 4.9g; carbohydrates 35g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 166.6mg. Full Nutrition
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