Yesterday was a little girl’s night in here at the Gringeri’s complete with manicures, punch, and our favorite fried treat. I’ve been making these scones for a year or two now and each time I’m blown away by how incredible they taste (its the oil, not my cooking skills). I was rather intimidated to fry something at first but got the hang out if pretty quickly and realized as long as you serve them hot, its hard to go wrong.
It also turns out they are technically not scones – but I’ve grown up calling them fried scones, so the name stands. They’re basically fried dough. And heaven in your mouth.
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 C warm water
- 1/2 C warm milk
- 1 1/2 TSP dry active yeast
- 1 1/2 TBSP sugar
- 1/2 TBSP salt
- 2 TBSP melted butter, cooled
- 2 1/2 – 3 C flour
- vegetable oil for frying (at least half a bottle)
What you’ll do:
- After microwaving milk to warm (less than 1 minute), mix it with the warm water. Dissolve sugar into mixture. Add yeast and stir. Let the mixture sit for ten minutes while the yeast activates.
- (For this next part I use a kitchenaid) Pour mixture into large bowl and add cooled melted butter and salt. Using the dough hook, add flour until the dough pulls apart from the sides (the dough should still be a bit sticky but workable).
- Cover dough and place somewhere warm to rise until double.
- Flatten dough out to about 1/2 inch thick (I just pull it but you can roll it if you feel so inclined) on a buttered counter (just a little butter so it doesn’t stick). Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into rectangles and then into triangles.
- Heat oil on medium on stovetop (I use a three inch deep frying pan) until about 350-400 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer (I don’t) let it heat for awhile and add a small piece of dough to test. Oil should bubble around dough. I like to use tongs to flip the dough once each side is golden brown.
- ***Right before you put the dough into the frying pan, give it a stretch. Pull the sides the the triangle apart and then drop it in the oil.
- Serve right away!
There are quite a few topping options for these delectable treats. Here are some of our favorites:
- powdered sugar
- cinnamon and sugar (you can put the hot scones in a bag filled with it and shake them around to coat)
- honey butter (this cinnamon honey butter would be amazing)
Try them. And I dare you to try and eat just one.
They taste even better than they look 😉 I’ll have pictures of the rest of our night up later!