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Elephant Ears 
Servings: 3 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/8 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, salt, 2 tablespoons sugar and shortening. Heat until shortening melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, 110°.

  2. Sprinkle in yeast and let sit until foamy.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in flour to make a dough, knead until smooth, cover and let rise 30 minutes.
  4. In a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat 1 inch of oil to 375°.

  5. Roll dough into 1 to 2 inch balls. Shape or roll dough into thin, round discs. Fry discs, 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until puffed and golden. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Combine cinnamon and remaining sugar. Sprinkle over warm pastries. Serve.