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 RecipePrint 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 the 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.