Country Fair Scones Aka Elephant Ears

READY IN: 1hr 18mins
Recipe by startnover

We use to sell these at our county fair every summer as a youth fund raiser. We served them the traditional way with sugar and cinnamon, but also with homemade huckleberry jam, or powdered sugar and butter, or homemade maple frosting, ext... They pair well with soup or chowder, sometimes we make them just for dessert. This recipe makes enough for a crowd (it is the original so it had to be big) but can be a 1/2 batch easily.

Top Review by Tinkerbell_16

This are really good! My friend and I made them the other day and they were really good.... filling! We tripled the recipe and we cut way down on the salt. They were not too salty for us - just right. I used homemade peach jam and cinnamon/sugar on them. Yum! :D

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients.
  2. Let sit 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients all except 2 c flour, put this in a little at a time till dough is no longer sticky (may not need all), and mix well.
  4. Let dough rise 1 hour.
  5. Break of dough about the size of egg and spread out evenly and about 1/4th inch thickness.
  6. Deep fry till golden brown.
  7. Top as desired.

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