Its that time of year....FAIR! Which means I tend to be in the mood for fair food...good for me or not I love all things fried. In moderation, of course.
The number one thing on my list of favorite Fair food? Elephant Ears! Or as we call them in Southern Idaho- scones...I know I know...nothing like a real scone at all, something I didn't learn until moving to Washington when we decided to get some of the famous Puyallup Fair Scones and they looked like biscuits...say what? I was so confused. I have since learned that there are also English style scones that again are NOTHING like what I grew up with. I guess S. Idaho is just a little bit on the weird side.
No matter what you want to call them...Elephant Ears or Scones , they are a super easy thing to make at home. When I was a kid, my dad would make these on special occasions for breakfast( I know right!?)...and now I make them for my little family!
Mini Elephant Ears a.k.a S. Idaho Scones
Bread/roll dough- homemade or Rhodes Frozen Dinner Rolls
cinnamon and sugar
I make my own bread dough using this RECIPE , it makes 3 loaves of white bread. During the second rise I make two loaves and divide the third into rolls.You want to line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Place rolls at least an inch apart to allow room for them to rise. Spray them with cooking spray and loosely cover with plastic wrap. (or a damp tea towel if you are out of both spray and plastic wrap like I was) This should take about an hour in a warm environment. If using the frozen dinner rolls you will need to allow about 8 hours for them to defrost and rise( that's why these are perfect for breakfast...set them out before bed and they will be ready in the morning!)
After your rolls have doubled in size, heat a heavy bottomed pot with a few inches of oil. Bring to about 350 degrees.
Stretch your dough into an flat roundish shape like this:
(isn't my hubby a wonderful hand model! Lol..didn't want you thinking I'm that hairy!)
Fry in oil until golden brown
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar while still hot. You can also serve with honey or jam!
~ a little side note~
I took little E to the fair the other day to see the animals...well, really I just wanted an elephant ear, but to my dismay, my pregnancy brain failed me! I accidentally ordered a funnel cake. So not the same at all! :( I was so disappointed I had to come home and make my own elephant ears just to satisfy my craving! Lucky for you I guess!!