Country Fair Scones Aka Elephant Ears

Total Time
1hr 18mins
1 hr 15 mins
3 mins

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.

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  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.