Every Halloween, 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 them with lots of sweet stuff, after adding plenty of butter, of course. Toppings can include honey, honey butters, cinnamon-sugar, a variety of jams, and powdered sugar. You could probably top with maple syrup or other syrups too.
Why serve Utah 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.
Utah Fried Scones
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.
Note: We serve the masses, so you can cut out the dough hours ahead of time, placing in layers on wax paper fitted onto rimmed cookie sheets. Store in refrigerator until ready to fry.
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