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Marissa & Jillian's Elephant Ears

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cup Milk
1 tsp Salt
2 Tbsp Sugar
3/8 cup Shortening
2 Tbsp Active Dry Yeast
4 cup Flour
Oil For Frying
3 Tbsp Cinnamon
6 Tbsp Sugar


*In small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, salt, 2 Tbsp sugar, and shortening

*Heat until shortening melts and sugar dissolves; remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, 110 degrees

*Sprinkle in yeast and let sit until foamy; transfer mixture to large bowl and stir in flour to make dough

*Knead until smooth; cover and let rise 30 minutes

*In large heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat 1 inch of oil to 375 degrees; roll out 1 to 2 inch balls of dough into thin sheets; fry sheets 1 to 2 minutes per side until puffed and golden; drain on paper towels

*Combine cinnamon and 6 Tbsp sugar and sprinkle over warm pastries

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