For the Love of Elephants

September 23rd is the official Elephant Appreciation Day! Today we’re celebrating all things elephant and creating awareness for them. Elephants are majestic creatures who are exceptionally smart, but unfortunately, are poached in the wild for their tusks. Even though they are the largest land mammal, poachers kill them by the dozen. There are dozens of elephant sanctuaries and organizations that help stop this, but it all starts with creating awareness. If you are interested in more information, please visit the sites below.

Elephant Sanctuaries

African Wildlife Foundation

Save the Elephants

Wild Life Conservation – Elephants

That being said, elephants are also very much part of who Kelapo is. They represent strength and wisdom which is the foundation of what we represent. We started Kelapo with coconut oil which has been proven to help with memory and aiding in Alzheimer’s research. Elephants are creatures who have a great memory. Erin Meagher, our founder, decided that elephants would best represent what this company would stand for and create.

Now, you all know that I love baking so it only seemed right to incorporate a recipe on this special day.

(Kelapo) Elephant Ears

I’ve never actually baked elephant ears before so I was nervous before even writing this but they came out great. Very crispy! After making these I realized that the cinnamon roll icing would taste great with these!

Ingredients needed:

1 sheet puff pastry

1 tablespoon of Kelapo Ghee (melted)

 Ground cinnamon (to taste)

Turbinado sugar (to taste)

1 large egg white

Kelapo Coconut Oil Non-Stick Cooking Spray

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle a bit of flour on a large cutting board or your counter, and unfold the puff pastry. Using a brush, dip into the Kelapo Ghee and brush the puff pastry side facing up. This is where you can go crazy. I sprinkled about 1 tablespoon of sugar and ½ tablespoon of cinnamon, but you can choose to add more if you like. Then working from one end, roll the puff pastry towards the center, stopping at the center point. Repeat the same steps on the other side. Next, using a knife, cut the rolled-up pastry into 1/4 -inch slices. Grease a large baking sheet with Kelapo Coconut Oil Spray. Make sure to be generous! Then add each slice onto the baking sheet making sure to leave about 1/2 -inch between each one. Using the same brush as before, brush the egg white over each pastry and drizzle a bit more cinnamon and sugar (or opt-out of the extra sugar and cinnamon). Pop them I the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are golden and have cooked through. Let cool and enjoy!

Peace, love and Kelapo


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