Monday, July 2, 2012

Utah Scones

It's been a little bit busy recently so I haven't had much of a chance to do a new post till now. I can't wait till I am done with school and I will have a little more time to do the things I want!

I found a new treat that I LOVE to make and eat till I feel like barfing. They are called Utah scones; different than the usual scone.I found the recipe from a Pinterest pin . . .

Here is what a usual scone may look like:
I have never had this kind before but I thought that all scones were cakey or like a sort of cookie. Turns out that not all scones are created equal. The kind I am in love with are specifically Utah scones and they are more like a doughnut.They have yeast in them so you let them rise and then you roll the dough out, cut it up and deep fry it in veggie oil. They are easy to make, do not require too many ingredients, and they are very tasty.

One batch makes too many for just one person so I try to do half the recipe if its just two people eating them. I am definitely going to be making these a lot over the years. Already I have my family hooked on them. There are many toppings that you can eat them with such as syrup and jam/jelly. But, what my husband likes and I completely agree with is that honey butter makes them oh so delicious!

Utah Scones
1 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1 Tbsp. dry active yeast
3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled
1 Tbsp. salt
5 – 6 cups bread flour
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Combine warm water and warm milk.  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 bread 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.  Dough should be slightly sticky but workable.  Cover the dough in the bowl with a towel.  Set in a warm place and allow raise until double.
Pour your oil in a large pan (with sides deep enough to fully immerse the scones) or a deep fryer and heat slowly over medium to medium high heat.  While the oil is heating, roll the dough out onto the counter, without flour, into a large rectangle about 1/2 inch thick.  You may choose to butter the counter lightly.  Using a pizza cutter, cut into squares or triangles.
Heat oil to between 350 – 400 degrees and cook scones until golden brown.  Serve immediately.

(Website recipe is retrieved from: Make it Do)

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