Batterway Crispies
Yield: 18 crispies
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2¼ cups all-purposer
  • 3 TBSP shortening, softened
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 package (2¼ tsp) RED STAR Active Dry Yeast
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBSP Butter


  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Nuts, finely chopped
  1. Have water at 110°-115°F and all other ingredients at room temperature.

  2. Measure the first 5 ingredients into a bowl; blend. Set aside. Pour the water into a mixing bowl; add the yeast. Let stand 3 to 5 minutes; stir. Add egg and ½ the flour-mixture. Beat 2 minutes with electric mixer on medium speed, or by hand until smooth. STOP MIXER. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat again with a spoon until smooth...1 to 1-1/2 minutes. Scrape down batter from sides of bowl. Cover. Let rise in warm place until doubled...about 30 minutes. Prepare Sugar-mixture. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  3. Beat down raised batter in about 25 strokes. This is a thick, somewhat sticky batter. Butter two 12- x 15-inch baking sheets. Pour about ¼ cup of the Sugar-mixture into the middle of a 12-inch piece of waxed paper. Drop 1 tablespoon of batter at a time into the Sugar-mixture. Turn over with fingertips so it can be handled. Press into 4- to 5-inch ovals, ⅛-inch thick. Add Sugar-mixture as needed. Place six ovals on a sheet; these will not spread. Bake at once 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from pan to rack. Ovals will crisp as they cool.

  4. *You can substitute Instant (fast-rising) Yeast in place of Active Dry Yeast in batter/no knead recipes. When using Instant Yeast, expect your batter/dough to rise about 50% faster. Adjust your rise times accordingly. Traditional methods: use equal amounts; Bread Machine: use ½ tsp Instant Yeast OR ¾ tsp Active Dry Yeast per cup of flour in your recipe. Visit our Lessons in Yeast & Baking for more information on baking.

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  1. I was looking for a old recipie that was printed on the back of a yeast package that was simular to elephant ears. A lot of recipies I research were either fried or used puff pastery. I was so happy that I found the recipies on this web site. All I remember from the recipie is that it was a sticky batter and the cinnamon sugar nut minture was press into the dough. They were delish!!! I’ll try this recipie and see if it’s the same recipie that I remember. Thank You.

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