As a child I loved to cook. Most of the things I made came from my imagination, and I’m sure they were actually pretty terrible. I did however have this one cook book that I liked to cook from, Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cook Book. When my mom was visiting for Thanksgiving she brought Big B my old copy.
I have vivid memories of making some of these recipes, so I thought it might be fun to do some of them with Big B, starting with my favorite one of all… Elephant Ears!
- 1/4 Cup of Butter
- 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
- 5 Tablespoons of Sugar and an Additional Sprinkle
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1/3 Cup of Milk
- 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon
Start by heating your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet
Melt butter and set aside.
Stir together flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the baking powder, and salt into a bowl
Stir in milk and 3 tablespoons of melted butter until dough forms.
Sprinkle a surface lightly with flour. Knead and roll dough out onto the floured surface. Shape dough into a 9×5 inch rectangle.
Brush with the remaining melted butter.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon
Roll up dough, beginning at the narrow end. Pinch edge to seal the roll. Cut into 4 equal pieces with sharp knife. Place onto the cookie sheet cut side up and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!