Elephant Ears - Dusted or Glazed (My Mom's Recipe )

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“These are really good and are easiest made with a "helper". Prep and cook time are both pure guesses, because I've never timed how long these take to make.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In small pan combine milk, sugar, salt and shortening.
  2. Heat, but do not boil; stir to dissolve shortening.
  3. Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm.
  4. In a large bowl combine cooled mixture and yeast; stir to dissolve yeast.
  5. Stir in flour 2 cups at a time, beating by hand until smooth.
  6. Place batter in a large greased bowl.
  7. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  8. In deep fryer or deep pan, heat oil to 350 degrees.
  9. Dust hands with flour and pinch off a small ball of dough.
  10. Gently stretch out dough to 6 to 8 inches.
  11. Drop in hot oil and cook until brown on bottom, then flip them over and brown the other side.
  12. Drain on paper towels and, while still hot, dust with confectionary sugar.
  13. (If you prefer use glaze recipe above).

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