Elephant Ears - Dusted or Glazed (My Mom's Recipe )

Recipe by Teresa M
READY IN: 2hrs




  • In small pan combine milk, sugar, salt and shortening.
  • Heat, but do not boil; stir to dissolve shortening.
  • Remove from heat and let cool to lukewarm.
  • In a large bowl combine cooled mixture and yeast; stir to dissolve yeast.
  • Stir in flour 2 cups at a time, beating by hand until smooth.
  • Place batter in a large greased bowl.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled.
  • In deep fryer or deep pan, heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Dust hands with flour and pinch off a small ball of dough.
  • Gently stretch out dough to 6 to 8 inches.
  • Drop in hot oil and cook until brown on bottom, then flip them over and brown the other side.
  • Drain on paper towels and, while still hot, dust with confectionary sugar.
  • (If you prefer use glaze recipe above).