How To Make Elephant Ears | Easy Recipe

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Remember going to the county fair and the FIRST thing you wanted to put in your mouth was Elephant Ears? Ah, yes! I absolutely love Elephant Ears and Churros. It’s no secret that we are foodies around here, and we totally dig food from the fair.

However, the fair only comes around a few times per year. So, it was time to take matters into my own hands. Here’s my version of Elephant Ears. This is an easy recipe to show you how to make Elephant Ears!

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How To Make Elephant Ears | Easy Recipe

How To Make Elephant Ears | Easy Recipe

Ingredients for Elephant Ears:

  • 1 1⁄2 tbs. of yeast
  • 1 3⁄4 C. of  water + 1/8 C. water
  • 5 tsp. sugar
  • 3 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 C. flour + 2 1⁄2 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • melted butter for brushing over the hot elephant ears
  • cinnamon & sugar mixture (1 cup of sugar & 2 tsp of cinnamon)
  • oil for frying
  • non­stick spray (optional)

How To Make Elephant Ears | Easy Recipe

Directions ­for Elephant Ears:

Dissolve the yeast in the 1 3⁄4 C. of  water + 1/8 C. water for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes, stir in the sugar, 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 2 cups of flour, salt and cinnamon.

Mix well but don’t over mix. Next add in the other 2 1⁄2 cups of flour.

Dough will be sticky and that is OK!

How To Make Elephant Ears | Easy Recipe

Knead the dough for 2 ­ – 3 minutes and put back into the bowl. Cover with a towel for 40 minutes to allow the dough to rise.

How To Make Elephant Ears | Easy Recipe
After 40 minutes heat about 2” of oil in large frying pan. Split the dough into 10-­12 pieces and flatten.

I rolled mine pieces into balls and then flattened and stretched it out as much as I could without ripping them.

You want to make them as thin as possible because they will puff up as soon as they hit the hot oil.

**I used the non­stick spray on my hands because the dough was sticky. 1­2 squirts of the non-stick spray and I could handle the dough a lot easier.

Fry the pieces one at a time in the hot oil for about 2 ­- 3 minutes – flipping once.

Remove with tongs and lay on paper towel. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar mixture.

Best served warm.

*Makes approximately 10 -­ 12 servings

Don’t forget to grab your tongs, here!

How To Make Elephant Ears | Easy Recipe

Elephant Ears
 
Serves: 10-12 servings
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 1⁄2 tbs. of yeast
  • 1 3⁄4 C. water + ⅛ C. water
  • 5 tsp. sugar
  • 3 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 C. flour + 2 1⁄2 C. flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • melted butter for brushing over the hot elephant ears
  • cinnamon & sugar mixture (1 cup of sugar & 2 tsp of cinnamon)
  • oil for frying
  • non­stick spray (optional)
Instructions
  1. Directions ­
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the 1 3⁄4 C. of water + ⅛ C. water for 5 minutes.
  3. After 5 minutes, stir in the sugar, 3 vegetable oil, 2 cups of flour, salt and cinnamon. Mix well
  4. but don't over mix. Next add in the other 2 1⁄2 C. of flour. Dough will be sticky and that is OK!
  5. Knead the dough for 2­-3 minutes and put back into the bowl. Cover with a towel for 40 minutes to
  6. allow the dough to rise.
  7. After 40 minutes heat about 2” of oil in large frying pan. Split the dough into 10-­12 pieces and
  8. flatten.
  9. I rolled mine pieces into balls and then flattened and stretched it out as much as I could
  10. without ripping. You want to make them as thin as possible because they will puff up as soon as they hit the hot oil.
  11. **I used the non­stick spray on my hands because the dough was sticky. 1­2 squirts of the non-stick spray and I could handle the dough a lot easier.
  12. Fry the pieces one at a time in the hot oil for about 2­-3 minutes – flipping once. Remove with
  13. tongs and lay on paper towel. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon & sugar mixture.

 

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