Baked Elephant Ears

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Susan says of her Taste of Home recipe," They'll remember these crispy home-baked pastries long after they've licked the last bit of cinnamon-sugar off their fingers! Great with hot coffee, these make a super gift!"

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
18 servings
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c
    warm milk(110^ to 115^)
  • 1/4 c
    warm water
  • 1 pkg
    active dry yeast
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    cold butter
  • 1
    egg yolk,beaten
  • TOPPING:

  • 6 Tbsp
    butter,melted,divided
  • 3 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped pecans

How to Make Baked Elephant Ears

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large bowl. combine the milk, water, and yeast; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour,sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg to yeast mixture; beat into dry ingredients until blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Punch dough down; turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead 8-10 times. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Roll into an 18x10-inch rectangle. Brush with 2 Tablespoons butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 1 cup over dough. Beginning with long side roll up jelly-roll style, pinch edges to seal. Cut into 1 inch slices. For each elephant ear, sprinkle a small amount of the remaining cinnamon-sugar on a piece of waxed paper. Place a slice of dough on cinnamon- sugar; roll into a 5-inch circle.
    Place sugared side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with some of the remaining butter; sprinkle with pecans and cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 375^ for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.

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About Baked Elephant Ears

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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