Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Fail Proof Scones

I was given honey butter to try for this post. I wasn't compensated and all opinions and recipes are my own.
Every October, my family has a big get together. As kids it was full of elaborate meals, homemade cinnamon rolls and scones. I can't even tell you how much we loved the scones. My mom used to have to double and triple the batch to keep up with the five hungry mouths who could eat them as fast as she could fry them. I have always thought that making scones had to be hard. Any time I have to let dough rise I am wary, but this dough is so easy to work with that these truly are fail proof scones.

 You will need: 


  • 1 Tablespoon yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons oil
  • 3 cups f lour
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • Oil for frying
  • Honey and Butter for topping the scones
Mix the dough in a stand mixer or by hand until well incorporated. The dough will be kind of crumbly. Add flour to your counter and knead by hand, adding a tablespoon of water at a time until the dough is soft. I do it this way because it helps ensure the right amount of water every time. All the dough to rest in a warm place. I usually let the dough rest for about a half an hour or so. Then I roll the dough out and cut it into squares. 

 Heat 1-2 inches of oil over medium heat for 5 minutes before you start frying. Test that the oil is hot enough by putting a small piece of dough in the oil. If it starts to bubble around the dough right away, it is hot enough to fry your scones. DO NOT use high heat, the oil will get too hot and the scones will burn on the outsides before they cook through the middle. Let each scone fry until light brown, flip it over to the other side and let that brown. Using tongs to remove the scones from the oil and allow them to sit on a paper towel to drain the oil.
 Top the scones with your favorite toppings, powdered sugar, honey or Honey and Butter and serve hot.

My personal favorite topping is Honey and Butter Raspberry Topping. It is creamy like honey butter with just a hint of raspberry. My daughter loves that it makes her scones pink!
 There is nothing that takes me back to my childhood like hot scones and honey butter. It is the ultimate comfort food to me.
Check out Treasure Food's Page for more Honey Butter recipes. What is your favorite thing to put honey butter on?
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22 comments:

Scott said...

I've never tried making my own before. You make it look so easy though - worth trying!

Jaclyn Kent said...

I've never tried making scones at home! I loooove honey butter!!!

Evelyn Osborn said...

I need to make these babies for the grandkids!! YUM!!

Liz Mays said...

It's no wonder this is a favorite. Honey butter and raspberry together for the win!

Lydia Filgueras said...

If there's fried dough involved you have my attention. I would love these with the honey butter.

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Rachel // Maybe Matilda said...

I grew up in the Northeast--scones were very different out there :-) I've never had the fried kind, but I don't doubt I'd love it. Plus with the honey butter--yum!

Kid Minds said...

Who doesn't like a good scone! I like your kitchen. So clean and organized!

Jaclyn Anne said...

These scones look amazing - I have never made scones before, but now I will have to try it!! Thanks for the recipe and motivation :)

Sandra Shaffer said...

Wow, that honey butter sure adds a nice touch! This would be a great for brunch!

Crystal said...

Those look so yummy! I would love a scone with a cup of coffee or tea.

MikiHope said...

Let's see-honey butter on a slice of challah or any kind of bread really--on baked potato sweet preferably but great on regular as well--by the spoonful. Yup-I LOVE honey butter!

Nicole Escat said...

Looks really fantastic!! I wanna try it out, I'm sure my family would love this delicious recipe.

Shelly said...

I didn't realize scones were this easy to make! I wonder if adding blueberry would alter the recipe in some way? Thanks for sharing!

Lexie Lane said...

Honey and butter mixed into one? Now that's a treat! Yum!

PositivelyStacey said...

I cannot wait to try making these! I have never made scones, but this recipe has me intrigued!

Living a Fit and Full Life said...

These look awesome! I need to make them!

affectioknit said...

...those look delicious!

~Have a lovely day!

Hodge Podge Moments said...

These look delicious and very dangerous! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kristin and Megan said...

You had me at scones! Love. Can't wait to eat a ton of them on our London trip :)

DENEA DURAN said...

Love this! Pinning this! Thanks for sharing!

Beth Coleman said...

Those look so good! Thanks for sharing!

 
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