Elephant Ears

Categories: Pastries

  • 2 tb Sour cream
  • 1 c Less 2 tb sour milk buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Margarine; melted
  • 2 1/2 c Flour
  • 1 ts Baking soda
  • 1 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/4 c Granulated sugar

Put sour cream in a measuring cup. Add sour milk or buttermilk to fill cup. Pour into a large bowl and add the egg, salt and melted margarine. Blend well. Gradually, by hand, add flour and soda, until everything is mixed and blended. Remove to a mixing board and knead until smooth. Let stand 3 hours or leave in refrigerator overnight. Divide dough into serving pieces. Roll each piece 1/4 inch thick; cut 2 parallel slits in the center to make ears. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Dip each piece in cinnamon and sugar.

Source: Kentucky Cooking, Past and Present

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