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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

elephant ears

one thing you should know:
i love cinnamon & sugar 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...
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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  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.

  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!

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

  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!

  5. I love the crunch of puff pastry, simply cooked like this is sugar grains, great looking elephant ears! Yvette x

  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.

  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.

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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!