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We used to make our elephant ears out of leftover pie crust dough. My mother always made sure there was a lot of dough left over after a day of making pies. We used hickory nuts in the dough. The crust was rolled out thin, brushed with melted butter, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. The little scraps of dough were rolled and made into cinnamon sticks. They were baked at 350 degrees for about 10 min. The nuts were put into the dough because they would usually fall off the pastries. After getting married, DH and I continued this tradition that his family also did. And now it is a real treat making these for our grandkids.
What I know as Elephant Ears are actually large Plamiers. Puff pastry is used rather than pie crust. This recipe calls for store bought pastry to make it simple. If you make your own you'll be rolling dough all day. http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes...elephant_ears/
I have heard of people taking frozen bread dough and cutting it thawed into sections rolling it out and deep frying it and adding their topings..OR corn burrito wraps and deep frying them,,they get nice and crispy..adding cinn and sugar..
Make regular cinnamon rolls and then use cinnamon sugar on your counter or cutting board and roll them flat in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Put them on a oiled cookie sheet and bake. YUMMY!
I just make my own...I use 6-8" soft taco shells and deep fry them in about 2" of good oil take them out drain on paper towels while they are still hot sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mix. The smaller shells after i sprinkle them I right away while they are still warm place them in cupcake pans til they cool then fill with ice cream...yummmm...or after they are sprinkles with the sugar mix I put hot cooked apples on the shells and roll them up great for deserts or snacks.....with them ideas are endless.
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It has been years since I have made these but the dough was not pie dough or puff pastry. Don't even know if I still have the recipe. After rolling the dough flat and sprinkling cinnamon and sugar on it you roll it jelly roll style and then cut in slices of about 1/2 to 3/4 in. Take each slice and roll the rolling pin over it until thin. Let it rise and then do this again sprinkling more sugar and cinn. before flattening again. These were baked and when done (while hot) sprinkle with more cinn. and sugar. Since they were rather flaky texture I don't think it was bread dough. My mother always had left over pie crust that she cut in strips, made one or two twists in the strip, sprinkled with cinn. & sugar and baked until lightly brown. Always looked forward to those since we didn't have to wait for dessert to have those. Got the right out of the oven!! Think my recipe came from the Southern Living magazine maybe back in the 70's.
how about angel wings!!!