County Fair Elephant Ears Recipe

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  1. Mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter, as for pastry.
  2. Soften yeast in water. Combine milk, egg yolk and softened yeast. Add to flour mixture and mix well.
  3. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Place dough on a lightly floured cutting board and knead lightly. Cover with a cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Roll dough into a rectangle, 10x18 inches, and brush with soft butter. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over dough. Roll as for jelly roll, sealing the edge. The roll should be 18 inches long.
  6. Cut dough into 1-inch slices.
  7. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon on a large square of waxed paper or aluminum foil. Place slices, one at a time, on sugar mixture and roll into 5-inch balls.
  8. Sprinkle nuts on top and press gently.
  9. Place dough on ungreased cookie sheets, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  10. Bake immediately in a preheated 400 degree oven about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3658.53 Kcal (15318 kJ)
Calories from fat 1682.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 186.95g 288%
Cholesterol 593.34mg 198%
Sodium 1314.96mg 55%
Potassium 843.71mg 18%
Total Carbs 462.01g 154%
Sugars 253.58g 1014%
Dietary Fiber 16.45g 66%
Protein 47.13g 94%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 2mg 66%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Calcium 380.8mg 38%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 374.47 Kcal (1568 kJ)
Calories from fat 172.22 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.14g 288%
Cholesterol 60.73mg 198%
Sodium 134.59mg 55%
Potassium 86.36mg 18%
Total Carbs 47.29g 154%
Sugars 25.95g 1014%
Dietary Fiber 1.68g 66%
Protein 4.82g 94%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 66%
Iron 0.5mg 29%
Calcium 39mg 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 87.9
  • 101

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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