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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

elephant ears

bonjour!
one thing you should know:
i love cinnamon & sugar everything;
toast,
tortillas,
cake,
bread,
apples,
everything.

so, this past weekend while watching my dear, sweet, absolutely charming BFC, i was ecstatic when she made these simple french cookies.
i don't think they could be any easier...
honestly.
plus, they taste incredible.
and are addictive.
and, while they are great on their own,
they would be superb with fruit & ice cream...
or a thousand other things.

the only down side?
you have to watch them!
they bake really quickly at a high temperature
& if you forget them...
they're done-zo!
burnt to a crisp...
not that i would ever let anything burn...

elephant ears

1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
1 c sugar, divided
1/4 tsp cinnamon
{can i just say... three ingredients!! :D}

1. preheat oven to 450 f.

2. on a large pastry mat (or counter, if you so choose!), sprinkle 1/2 c sugar.

3. lay puff pastry on top of the sugar.

4. combine remaining cinnamon & sugar in a small bowl. cover puff pastry with an even coating of the cinnamon/sugar mixture.

5. with a rolling pin, roll pastry sheet out to a 13" square.

6. fold each side in a quarter toward the center. then, fold each side so they meet in the center. fold one side over the other, like you're closing a book. you should have six layers.

7. slice the pastry into 16 even pieces. place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet 1/2" apart and bake 5 minutes. flip over, return to oven & bake an additional 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
*do not overcook! see above note about burning! ;)

8. let cool on a wire rack.

while doing my daily blog browse,
i saw that natasha at schue love
& they look delicious!

until next time,
dowlings, out!

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9 comments:

  1. I love BFC too- love how she adores simple and fresh ingredients.
    PS is there any end to the awesomeness of puff pastry? I think not.

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  2. the possibilities of puff pastry are seemingly endless! & for some reason, guests always think you put in a lot of effort when you use puff pastry... i love it! :D

    & you can never, ever go wrong with ina!

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  3. These look SO yummy!! Oh these things you can do with puff pastry!

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  4. Oh my goodness, these look so good, just as soon as the store is open I'm there! I never knew they were called elephants ears, what a great name!

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  5. I love the crunch of puff pastry, simply cooked like this is sugar grains, great looking elephant ears! Yvette x
    http://yvettesblogs.com/2011/03/02/spiced-peach-muffins/

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  6. Elephant ears are one of my favorite things about the fair. Love that I can easily make these at home.

    I'd love for you to share this recipe on my linky for Sweet Tooth Friday. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/03/03/monster-cookies/

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  7. Kristen, This is making my mouth water! They are so pretty too... and easy peasy!
    What a fun blog you have! Thanks for this great recipe.
    Yvonne

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  9. Oh my goodnes I just got so excited finding this recipe. I am definetly going to try this out. I love elephant ears so much! Can't wait to try them!

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