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       Title: Les Oreilles De Cochon (Pigs' Ears)
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 24 servings
  
       2 c  All-purpose flour
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 ts Sugar
       4 tb Butter
       2    Eggs
       1 tb Water
       1 ts Apple cider vinegar
            Shortening and/or lard
            For frying
       1 c  Cane or corn syrup
     1/2 c  Sugar
  
       Sift the flour, salt, and sugar together. Rub in the butter with the
   fingertips as for pie dough. beat the eggs with the water and vinegar, then
   pour over the   flour mixture and beat well. Turn the dough out on a
   lightly floured surface and knead it 2-3 minutes until smooth. Chill for 30
   minutes; divide into 12 pieces.
   
       Roll out very thin, like pasta dough, into rough 5-inch squares. Cut
   each square in half on the   diagonal. Fry the pieces in single layers in
   about 1/2   inch of hot fat at 360; lard is traditional, but you may use
   shortening. Turn once when golden brown. In   the meanwhile, combine the
   syrup and 1/2 cup sugar in   a saucepan. Cook to the soft crack stage,
   about 270.   Drain the fried pastries on brown paper and drizzle about 1
   tablespoon of the syrup over each. Eat at once.
   
     SOURCE: Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie   (pg. 251)
  
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