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Elephant Ears Recipe

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Elephant Ears Recipe – Quick and Easy sweet treat made by using just 3 ingredients. This recipe is perfect when you need to make some elegant in a hurry.

Elephant Ears Recipe - Quick and Easy sweet treat made by using just 3 ingredients. This recipe is perfect when you need to make some elegant in a hurry. simplylakita.com #elephantears #dessert

I began baking at an early age.

I really had no choice since my maternal grandmother was always baking something up in her kitchen each and every day and before I entered grade school, she was my babysitter, so I remember spending countless hours with her in the kitchen. So many hours in fact that I had my own set of small child-sized baking pans and utensils. I would stand next to her on top of an empty turned over milk crate, so that I could reach the counter, as she would hand me a small amount of her dough or batter to make my very own creations. Baking cookies, cakes, and pies quickly became my jam…but savory cooking that was a much different story.

Growing up my mother cooked almost every day. Dinner was timed promptly at 6:00 P.M and if you did not have a good reason for missing that time, then you had better make other arrangements for your dinner. I did not spend a lot of time in the kitchen with my mother because by this time I was in school and most of the meals were prepared while I was away at some sort of after-school activity or spending time outside playing with friends.

So when I found myself married at 19 (I’ll save that story for another day) to my son’s father living in a one-bedroom apartment with barely enough money between the two of us to afford the dollar movie, to say that ground beef was our best friend would have been an understatement. I remember Taco Bell would have $0.30 tacos on Sundays and that was always our dinner that night. Of course, it gave us a break from the endless other dishes with ground beef that I made since it was the only thing that I knew how to cook.

Hamburger Helper, Meatloaf, Hamburgers…if it was made with ground beef, then I was certainly going to make it. It was at this point that I began collecting cookbooks and recipes so that I could learn how to cook other things. This habit has made me a much better cook and one that rarely cooks meals using ground beef.

Elephant Ears Recipe

Elephant Ears Recipe – Quick and Easy sweet treat made by using just 3 ingredients. This recipe is perfect when you need to make some elegant in a hurry.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: elephant ears
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed but still chilled
  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the over 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar together, set aside.
  • Gently unfold the puff pastry sheet all the way and sprinkle the top with half of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Starting at the longest side, fold both sides of the puff pastry toward the center (closing the tri-fold into a bi-fold) and leave a space in the middle, sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar on the top and fold the left side over the right side to form a layered rectangle.
  • Cut the rectangle into about 12 even slices and place them cut side down on the prepared baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart because these will rise.
  • Bake until puffy and golden brown, about 15 to 20 minutes and cool about 5 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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Elephant Ears Recipe - Quick and Easy sweet treat made by using just 3 ingredients. This recipe is perfect when you need to make some elegant in a hurry. simplylakita.com #elephantears #dessert Elephant Ears Recipe - Quick and Easy sweet treat made by using just 3 ingredients. This recipe is perfect when you need to make some elegant in a hurry. simplylakita.com #elephantears #dessert

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2 Comments

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    Sonya
    May 30, 2016 at 10:08 AM

    These sound extremely simple to make 🙂 It’s wonderful that you learned how to bake with your grandmother. I started baking in jr. high after taking Home Ec. But like you I didn’t really start cooking until after I was living on my own. Which is when I got interested in cookbooks too.

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      admin
      May 31, 2016 at 8:22 AM

      They are so easy to make! That is so cool. I remember taking home ec. in High School and being bored…needless to say it was an easy class for me 😉

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