Recipe by Stacky5
This was a recipe that my Girl Scout leader (Mona Prestigiacomo) gave my Mom because I raved about it so much after camping in an Indian teepee! (I earned the "Native American Heritage" patch that weekend! LOL!) It's really simple, and reminds me a lot of elephant ears that we get at county fairs here in Southern Indiana...
- 3 cups flour (sifted)
- 2 1⁄2 cups lukewarm milk (or water if milk is not available, like if you're camping!)
- 3 tablespoons baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar (or salt, if you don't want it to be sweet-tasting)
- shortening (to deep-fry)
Directions See How It's Made
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Add liquid and roughly mix.
- Heat shortening in an iron skillet (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep).
- Drop dough from greased slotted spoon into hot shortening and deep fry until lightly golden brown, turning once to brown both sides.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Serve buttered with cinnamon and/or powdered sugar. YUM!