Marge: This year I’m making ear plugs out of biscuit dough. They’re ready!
– Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 9)
Marge is a prolific baker, but this recipe confuses me for a few reasons. First, because ear plugs already exist in non-dough form and are not expensive to buy. What is possibly preventing Marge from just going to the Kwik-E-Mart and buying ear plugs compared to making them out of dough? Also, why does she need to make so many earplugs in the first place? Unless one pair is for wearing and the other pairs are for snacking.
It doesn’t really matter though, because Marge never even bothers to bring and/or use the earplugs when she goes to the Air Show! She really has no one to blame for her headache since she’s not wearing her ear plugs or smoking the cigarettes Homer offered her.
- Warm water
- Dry yeast
I would suggest making these while also making a basic biscuit dough. You only need about a quarter cup of dough to make a dozen ear plugs.
Preheat oven to 425 F and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Dissolve yeast in warm water and stir until mixed. Next add salt and sugar until mostly dissolved. Add flour slowly until dough is thick. Continue adding flour until dough is not sticky. Roll out ear plug shapes (one end should be smaller than the other) and place on baking sheet. Bake for approximately 8-10 minutes.
Warning: let these fully cool before placing in ears.
My theory on why Marge doesn’t bring her ear plugs to the Air Show: she ate them all before she got there. These were good. Little dough snacks that were crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside.
Did these fit into my ear? Yes. Were they effective as an ear plug? Not really. Did I eat the ear plug that was previously logged into my ear? Yes. Yes, I did.
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Marge’s Air Show Ear Plugs Recipe From: Sideshow Bob’s Last Gleaming (The Simpsons Season 7 – Episode 9)
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