Every fall, our family fries a batch of scones to share with the neighborhood. We do this to bribe our neighbors into liking us. 🙂 And it works!
In Utah, fried scones are a lot like Navajo fry bread, but we top it with lots of sweet stuff, after adding plenty of butter, of course. Toppings can include honey, honey butters, a variety of jams, and powdered sugar. You could probably top with maple syrup or other syrups too.
Why serve fried scones? When served hot and ready, they are truly a-mazing! A batch is inexpensive to make and serves the masses. So go ahead! Give them a try! Your neighbors will love you.
1/2 cup mashed potatoes
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup, shortening, melted
1 egg, beaten well
2 cups milk, scalded and cooled
1 tbsp yeast
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 1/2 cups additional flour
Combine potatoes, sugar, shortening, egg, milk, yeast, and warm water. Add 2 cups flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat in a mixer until well mixed. Add 3 1/2 cups more flour and mix in mixer until you have a soft dough. Knead well. Place in bowl with tight-fitting lid and refrigerate overnight.
On a floured surface, roll dough very thin. Cut out and let stand for 5-15 minutes before frying in hot oil. Makes about 60 scones.
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Serve with homemade honey butter: