Betty's Sweet and Puffy Elephant Ears- Superbowl

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Feb. 06, 2014

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Sweet and Puffy Elephant Ears. This is a terrific snack to serve during a sports event, such as the upcoming Superbowl!


Milk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Shortening 1 1/2 Ounce (Crisco)
Active dry yeast 3/4 Ounce
All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Peanut oil/Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For coating
Confectioners sugar 2 Tablespoon (as needed)



1.In a small saucepan, combine milk, salt, sugar, and shortening. Heat, over medium flame until shortening melts and sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool until the mixture reaches 110 degree F.

2.Sprinkle yeast into the saucepan, stir and let sit for about 10-15 minutes or until foamy.

3.In a large bowl, place flour and pour the yeast mixture into it. Mix well to form dough.

4.On floured surface, place dough and knead until nice and smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise 30 minutes.


5.Flatten dough into a thick circle and divide into 8 equal pieces.

6.Roll each into a ball, which will be about 1 ½ inches across. Roll each ball into a thin circle (or oval).

7.In a skillet, heat 1-inch peanut oil until it reaches 375 degree F. Fry each circle until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towel.


8.While warm, sprinkle elephant ears with confectioner's sugar on both sides.


9.Serve warm or at room temperature and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 253Calories from Fat 106

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.5%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 131 mg5.46%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 6 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet