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Elephant Ear Bread with Raisins Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- ¼ cup raisins

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large bowl
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheet

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
3. Add the yogurt and melted butter and mix until a soft dough forms.
4. Knead the dough for a few minutes, then roll out on a lightly floured surface until it is about ¼ inch thick.
5. Cut the dough into circles or ovals about 4 inches in diameter.
6. Place the dough circles on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
7. Sprinkle the raisins over the top of each circle.
8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes
Temperature: 375 degrees Fahrenheit
Serving Size: Makes 8-10 elephant ear breads

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 150
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Protein: 4g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- For the yogurt, you can use sour cream or buttermilk.
- For the raisins, you can use dried cranberries or chopped dates.

- For a sweeter version, add a tablespoon of honey or maple syrup to the dough.
- You can also add other dried fruits such as apricots or cherries.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to roll the dough out as thin as possible for a crispier texture.
- If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour.

Storage Instructions:
Store the elephant ear breads in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat the elephant ear breads in a 350 degree oven for 5-7 minutes.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve the elephant ear breads on a platter with fresh fruit and a dollop of whipped cream.

Garnish the elephant ear breads with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar or a drizzle of honey.

Pair the elephant ear breads with a cup of hot tea or a glass of cold milk.

Suggested Side Dishes:
Serve the elephant ear breads with a side of Greek yogurt or a fruit salad.

Troubleshooting Advice:
If the dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of water at a time until it is the right consistency.

Food Safety Advice:
Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling the dough.

Food History:
Elephant ear bread is a traditional pastry from India that is often served during festivals and celebrations.

Flavor Profiles:
This bread has a sweet and slightly tart flavor from the yogurt and raisins.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve the elephant ear breads with a dollop of butter or a drizzle of honey.

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Taste: Sweet, Nutty, Buttery, Raisin, Raisin-Y