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Elephant ears recipe?

post #1 of 18
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Anyone have a good one????

Thx.

(my daughter and I saw them on tv and now we both have a HUGE desire for them )
post #2 of 18
I have no idea what you're talking about!
I think it's safe to assume you don't mean the real thing though.
post #3 of 18
I googled elephant ears and found this, lol.



http://americanelephant.wordpress.com/2008/11/
post #4 of 18
http://recipes.wikia.com/wiki/Gosh_F...t_Ear_Pastries)

I have tried this recipe myself and it is as close to the carnival ones as you will get
post #5 of 18
I've never been able to figure out how to make them well, and none of the bakeries in the Chicago area seem to make them right (if at all). But, then I don't really care for the carnival ones either. I just wait until we go to Wisconsin and pick them up then.
post #6 of 18
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I have no idea what you're talking about!
I think it's safe to assume you don't mean the real thing though.
I believe the elephant ears she's talking about are these big (5-6 inches across), thin, flaky pastries sprinkled with sugar. They're delicious!
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
I have no idea what you're talking about!
I think it's safe to assume you don't mean the real thing though.

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tari is right.... one usually finds elephant ears at fairs n' such. They are a dough type, quite large, deep fried, lots of sugar.

Definately not something you would wanna eat regularly. But once in a while, ohhhhhhh so yummy.

In Canada, they've also been called Beaver Tails

I've never tried to make them myself. I don't deep fry anything.... but my daughter and I saw them on tv tonight and it immediately created a craving

Plus I haven't had one in years.

Karen, thanks for the link... I will take a peek and try it

EDIT: I just tried the link and it was a no go.... Can you check the url? Thx
post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post

Karen, thanks for the link... I will take a peek and try it

EDIT: I just tried the link and it was a no go.... Can you check the url? Thx
didn't work for me, either - but i found this one the same place.

post #9 of 18
I just wanted to say I love elephant ears! OHHHH so good.

Another thing that is good is getting flour tortillas and cutting them into triangles. Fry them in oil and then add cinnamon and sugar. Yummy with vanilla ice cream.


Great..Now I am hungry.
post #10 of 18
I never tried it but it sounds good...

ELEPHANT EARS - baked

1/4 c. butter
1 c. Gold Medal all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. milk
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Sugar

1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.

2. Grease a cookie sheet with shortening.

3. Heat butter until melted; set aside. Stir flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, the baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 3 tablespoons of the melted butter until dough forms.

4. Sprinkle a surface lightly with flour; turn dough onto surface. Knead 10 times. Roll dough with a rolling pin or pat with hands into a rectangle, 9x5 inches. Brush with remaining melted butter, using a pastry brush; sprinkle with mixture of 3 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon.

5. Roll dough up tightly, beginning at narrow end. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Cut into 4 equal pieces with sharp knife. Place cut sides up on cookie sheet; pat each into a 6 inch circle. Sprinkle with more sugar.

6. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet with a spatula. Let cool on wire rack. Makes 4 elephant ears.


OR

ELEPHANT EARS - Fried

2 c. milk
5 tbsp. sugar
5 tbsp. shortening
2 tbsp. salt
2 pkg. dry yeast
2 c. warm water
6 c. flour
2 qt. vegetable oil
Cinnamon sugar

Scald milk; add sugar, shortening and salt and stir until dissolved. Cool to lukewarm. Sprinkle yeast onto water. Add milk mixture and two cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in flour to make a stiff dough. Turn onto floured board; knead 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning so top is also greased. Cover; let rise in warm place until double, one hour. Punch down and divide into six to eight balls. Roll each out into form and elephant ear. Heat oil to 375 degrees and fry ears three to five minutes on each side. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
Anyone have a good one????

Thx.

(my daughter and I saw them on tv and now we both have a HUGE desire for them )
ooooh elephant ears. I havent had those in EARS he he lol
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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Breal76 View Post
I just wanted to say I love elephant ears! OHHHH so good.

Another thing that is good is getting flour tortillas and cutting them into triangles. Fry them in oil and then add cinnamon and sugar. Yummy with vanilla ice cream.


Great..Now I am hungry.
Interesting idea Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to try that one day
post #14 of 18
Are they like funnel cakes?
post #15 of 18
I've heard that you can make them with tube biscut dough. You just stretch it out to shape and fry it in a thin layer of oil in a skillet.

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Are they like funnel cakes?
They aren't quite the same. Elephant ears are made with a dough where funnel cakes are a batter. Both very yummy though!
post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
I've heard that you can make them with tube biscut dough. You just stretch it out to shape and fry it in a thin layer of oil in a skillet.



They aren't quite the same. Elephant ears are made with a dough where funnel cakes are a batter. Both very yummy though!
I love funnel cakes, but I guess I have never had the elephant ears.

Which is better??
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
I love funnel cakes, but I guess I have never had the elephant ears.

Which is better??
You ask me to choose?! I prefer Elephant ears but that's just what I've always gotten. That is, until I discovered deep fried Twinkies! Talk about so bad but so good!

ETA: Found a nice link with the biscuit thing. http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/...t_ears_pastry/

ELEPHANT EARS
1 tube refrigerated biscuits
cinnamon and sugar, mixed

Separate biscuits and press out each one as dough tends to puff up when cooked. Deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. Sprinkle immediately with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by AlleyGirl View Post
I love funnel cakes, but I guess I have never had the elephant ears.

Which is better??
Definately elephant ears, if done right.... (bought at a fair).

Hmmm, I may actually try the recipes. I found a couple, but was more looking to see if anyone had made these at home before.

Karen's recipe that she made, I don't have those ingreds. But the other recipes I do

Hmmmm, maybe today. Its a snow day, kids r home. Might try to make a batch today.
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