Marissa & Jillian's Elephant Ears
INGREDIENTS
  • 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
DIRECTIONS
  1. *In small saucepan over medium heat, combine milk, salt, 2 Tbsp sugar, and shortening
  2. *Heat until shortening melts and sugar dissolves; remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm, 110 degrees
  3. *Sprinkle in yeast and let sit until foamy; transfer mixture to large bowl and stir in flour to make dough
  4. *Knead until smooth; cover and let rise 30 minutes
  5. *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
  6. *Combine cinnamon and 6 Tbsp sugar and sprinkle over warm pastries