Elephant Ears

App & Osborne Family Cookbook 2004
Molly Brown

1 1/2 C milk
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
6 tsp. shortening
2 pkgs. yeast
4 C flour
oil for frying

1. Heat together (but do not boil) milk, sugar, salt and shortening until shortening is melted. Cool to lukewarm. Add yeast and stir until dissolved. Stir in flour, 2 cups at a time, beating till smooth after each addition.
2. Put in a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double in size, about 3 hours.
3. Heat oil until about 350 degrees. Dust hands with flour and pinch off pieces of dough about the size of a golf balls. Flatten dough out and deep fry until golden brown. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar.

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