Knee Patches, or Elephant Ears Amish Confection

Total Time
1hr
Prep 50 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and pale yellow.
  2. Add in the vanilla, salt, and the cream.
  3. Blend.
  4. Add the flour and beat well and thoroughly.
  5. This dough will be very stiff.
  6. On a floured surface kneed for ten minutes.
  7. (if your mixer has a dough hook it can be done that way also.) Preheat oil to 375 degrees.
  8. Pinch off the size of a large marble, and roll out thinly as possible.
  9. Should be about 4 inches or so.
  10. Cover your knees with a tea towel, and stretch the dough over the knee in the sitting position and stretch dough very thin.
  11. Cook two at a time in the hot fat, until golden brown.
  12. Turning once, takes about two minutes on each side.
  13. The dough will blister and puff up like a pita bread.
  14. Lift out each and shake extra oil off well.
  15. Drain on paper towels.
  16. When all the stretching, and deep frying is done, and cookies are cooled, then combine the icing powder and cinnamon, sift over the cookie lightly, on the top of each.
  17. These are eaten the same day.
  18. They do not keep well.

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