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How to make Elephant Ears - Recipe

Updated on July 15, 2011

 Elephant ears

Elephant ears is popular in America at fairs and flea markets. This recipe involves  milk, sugar, shortening and all purpose flour. Flour and yeast is added to make a soft dough. The dough is deep dried and seasoned with ground cinnamon and sugar. I have also included elephant ears recipe video at the end of this hub. Try this delicious recipe and post your comment in the comment section below.

Elephant ears
Elephant ears

 Ingredients:

  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Warm water - 1 cup
  • Active dry yeast - 2 tablespoons
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • White sugar - 2 tablespoons
  • Shortening - 3 tablespoons
  • All purpose flour or maida - 4 cups
  • Oil for deep frying
  • For elephant ears topping:
  • Sugar - 4 tablespoons
  • Ground cinnamom - 2 teaspoons

How to make elephant ears:

Take a big bowl, add active dry yeast and warm water and let it stand for 10 to 12 minutes. Combine warm milk, salt, white sugar, and shortening and mix well. Now add all purpose flour to make a smooth dough. Take the dough to floured board and knead until it turns soft and elastic. Add some flour if it is watery. Cover the dough with a towel for 1 hour. Divide the dough into 12 to 15 balls and make each ball about 1/8 inch thick. Fry the balls on both sides for 1 to 2 minutes or until it is golden brown in color. Drain on paper towels. Finally sprinke the elephant ears with sugar and cinnamon. Delicious elephant ears is ready to eat.

How to make easy elephant ears:

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      Savanah Seese 12 months ago

      Do you know if it's possible to freeze the dough? Has anyone tried it?

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      Susan Haze 7 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I love elephant ears. The recipe looks delicious.

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      JerseyGirl 7 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Great. I have a slightly different variation myself; but yours sounds incredibly dee-lish!

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      msorensson 7 years ago

      Thank you..wow..it is very similar to what we have in the South, begnettes..I do not know if this is the correct spelling..