Sunday, September 21, 2008

Elephant Ears

I haven't been able to try many new recipes over the past two weeks. The husband and I have been working on a project, which will hopefully be done soon. I'm trying to get back into the normal swing of things this week. I decided that I'll have a week of pastries, from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook. Since I didn't have much time to bake today, I started with something quick and easy, elephant ears. While Martha recommends making your own pastry dough, I happen to have a box of frozen puff pastry ready to be used. I made bite sized pieces, that way I could have one or two with my coffee or tea. Yummy!

Elephant Ears

1 box of puff pastry (or you can be good and make your own)
1/2 c. cinnamon
3/4 c. granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out thawed pastry dough. Mix cinnamon and sugar together and spread over dough. Roll one side of the dough towards the middle, then roll the other side to meet the first. Cut into 1" slices, then dip one side of each pastry into the cinnamon sugar. Place pastries cinnamon sugar side up onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone sheet or parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Allow pastries to cool on a rack.
Makes 20 regular sized pastries.
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook

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