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Mom’s Scones

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These are not traditional scones! They are a delicious raised fried bread scone famous and loved here in Utah. Serve them with honey butter or your favorite syrup. We love buttermilk syrup best of all!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 1 cup Warm Milk
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dry Active Yeast
  • ¼ cups Butter, Melted And Cooled
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 5 cups Bread Flour, Or More As Needed
  • Vegetable Oil For Deep Frying

Preparation

Combine warm water and warm milk (approximately 110ºF—think baby bottle warm). Stir in the sugar. Add dry active yeast and stir lightly. Allow yeast to activate, about 10 minutes. In a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, add milk mixture and melted cooled butter. Add the salt. Start the mixer and add the flour one cup at a time until the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Up to 6 cups of flour may be needed. Dough should be slightly sticky but workable. Cover the dough in the bowl with a towel. Set in a warm place and allow to rise until doubled in volume.

Heat your oil in a large pan (with sides deep enough to fully immerse the scones) or a deep fryer and heat to 350 to 400ºF. While the oil is heating, roll the dough out onto the counter, without flour, into a large rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. You can butter the counter lightly. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into squares or triangles. Makes approximately 24 scones.

Once the oil is heated, cook the scones, in small batches, turning once, until they are golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Drain on a paper towel. Serve while hot.

They are traditionally served with a pat of butter and your favorite sweet topping including honey butter or jam and powdered sugar, or your favorite syrup.

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pbeane64 on 11.12.2012

Those look very much like sopapillas. They are a traditional New Mexican deep fried bread served with butter, honey and now….buttermilk syrup. Can’t wait to try this!

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The Suzzzz on 1.30.2012

These are quintessential Utah food! Only most people around here just use the frozen Rhodes roll dough instead of making the dough from scratch.

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madefromscratch on 6.17.2011

making these for dinner tonight! Can’t wait to try them :)

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Nick Gernert on 6.12.2011

Good friend of mine makes these, but she calls them “Puffs.” So delicious.

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omnomster on 6.10.2011

I didn’t realize this type of “scone” was a Utah thing! My grandma makes them too, and when I was in a diner once and ordered a “scone” I got something else entirely! Thanks for sharing!

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Karen on 7.24.2011

Seriously the best scones I’ve ever had. Awesome.

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omnomster on 7.23.2011

I finally made these after finding the recipe WEEKS ago, and I’ve got to say – these were AMAZING. We all ate way too many. Easy and so good with anything on top – jam, syrup, nutella, butter and powdered sugar – it all was way too good.

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madefromscratch on 6.17.2011

YUM! These were delicious and easy to make.

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kkronebusch on 6.11.2011

Absolutely delicious!

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