The Best Scones are Utahan
Utah Scones are popular in the Midwest. It’s mostly served in Steak Houses. Some refer to it as the “Utah Scone” because some believe it’s where it originated from. It isn’t the traditional English Scone that looks more like a cookie biscuit. So if you’re looking for that, bummer. You found something better! I can vouch from personal experience. I grew up with these served in my School lunch on a regular bases and kids just loved them. There was even a Restaurant in town called “Scone Cutters” that would serve them any way you wanted them. You can have these with honey butter, topped like Indian Fry Bread or made like a Sandwich. It doesn’t really matter and it’s all up to you. So if you’ve never tried one of these Scones before, you’re in for a real treat. There’s a nice article written about the history and tradition of scone HERE if you are interested!
1 cup water, hot
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1/3 cup oil or melted shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour, sifted
1 egg, beaten
2 quarts frying oil (i.e., safflower or canola oil)
Instructions for Scones
To make these Scones, mix 3 tablespoons of warm water with yeast adding a pinch of sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes for yeast to activate and foam. In the meantime, combine hot water, oil (or melted shortening), salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Once the yeast has activated, add egg to the yeast mixture. Mix well. Add the egg/yeast mixture to the oil/sugar mixture. Stir well. Gradually add flour stirring well after each addition. Knead the dough as it stiffens until you get a doughy, elastic consistency. About 5 minutes. Then place dough in a well-greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Let dough rise for about 30 minutes or until double in size. Be sure to watch the short video tutorial and I’ll show you exactly how to make a Utah Scones.