This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.
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.
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
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed but still chilled
- 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 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.
Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for this Elephant Ears Recipe? Share them in the comments below!