Everyday Mom's Meals: Summer Dreamin'

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Summer Dreamin'

It doesn't matter how mild or extreme winter we have, I am always dreaming of summer! Hot days, mild nights, sunshine, daylight until almost 10pm, laying by the pool, picking fresh berries...okay I have to stop now or I'm doing to depress myself. And of the things we look forward to most about the summer months is having fun and memory filled days at local street, county and state fairs! And one of our favorite treats at all of those? Elephant Ears!

So when my mom gave me an extra pie crust from her freezer (she was leaving for vacation and knew she wouldn't use it) who knew it would be destined for such a treat in the dead of winter! Sure I could have made a pie with it, but I started to experiment in my mind and thought "Hey, why not try it? What have you got to lose?"

I am so glad that pie crust didn't involve pie! These are such a fun treat for any time, because they are super simple. In fact, the kids could even help! Plus, unlike the ones at the fair, these are NOT fried, but instead baked, so you can eat twice as many and not feel any guilt. (That's such foodie math! Something is prepared in a more healthy way, so you can eat more! Lol)

If you are day dreaming of lazy summer days too, let your oven take you there tonight with this easy, tasty and nostalgic dessert!

Mini Elephant Ears
1 box refrigerated pie crusts (2 crusts), left at room temperature per box directions
1 egg white, slightly beaten
2 TBS sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat. Unroll crust and using a rolling pin, roll out to 1/4" thick. Using a large drinking glass, or cookie cutter, cut out large circles. You should get about 6 per crust. If you run out of room, gather extra dough and roll out again. (I did this twice) In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Mix well. Brush dough circles with egg white. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar. Bake 12-15 minutes until browned and slightly puffed.
*NOTE* I had a few that remained flatter, and a little crispier than the others. No worries. They all taste the same!

Shared on Lady Behind The Curtain Feb. 6, 2013
Shared on Miz Helen's Country Cottage Feb. 7, 2013
Shared on The Country Cook Feb. 8, 2013
Dessert at Very Good Recipes
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1 comment:

Miz Helen said...

This sure brings back memories for me, my Grandmother used to make me these little treats when I was a young child, they were always a treat! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen