Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Deep Fried Scones

My mama and my grandma are coming tomorrow to see me graduate!!! That’s right, this college grad still calls her mom, mama.  And I’ll never stop.  I am so very excited for them to come!

Here are the little beauties. 

We look so much alike. Minus the extra 11 inches I have on my grandma (she is standing on a step in the picture), the 5 inches I got on my mama, and the brown hair and brown eyes. Other than that, TWINS! Errr… I mean… TRIPLETS!

We’re going to have so much fun going here and here and here.
And maybe I’ll make them something special like this:

 (left ones dipped in powdered sugar, right ones dipped in cinnamon-sugar)

This is what I made for Andrew’s buddies when they all come over to our teeny-tiny apartment on Sunday. We ate them all. I wish I had thought to take a picture of the tower of deep fried scones we had, but I am an air head and forgot. But there were tons.  Maybe 60? Maybe more? Maybe I am exaggerating. My memory does that sometimes. 

I asked Andrew. He said there were at least 80 scones and he never exaggerates. He’s good that way.  I made 1 ½ of the recipe so there would be less if you followed the recipe exactly. Or, if there is only two or three of you, maybe you should half it.

Make these for your family sometime. I think it would make a great Easter breakfast, don’t you think?

P.S. This was the view from my kitchen window yesterday. So pretty. And then I saw this handsome guy walking up and got some good stalkerazzi photos of him. It is hard to make cat-calls and take pictures at the same time.

Deep Fried Scones
  •   1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 Tbs yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 cups white flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs sugar
  1. Scald vegetable oil and milk. Turn off heat. Immediately add salt.Let the mixture cool.
  2. Dissolve yeast in water and sugar.
  3. When milk and oil mixture are cool, add beaten egg, flour, and yeast/water/sugar mixture.
  4. Put dough in a large greased bowl and cover. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove and knead lightly on floured board. Roll out and use a circular cookie cutter or a pizza cutter, and cut the dough into shapes.
  6. Place on floured cookie sheet and let rise for 10 more minutes.
  7. Fry in hot oil on both sides until golden brown.
  8. Drain on paper towels and then place in a plastic bag full of powdered sugar and/or cinnamon-sugar. Shake and enjoy. OR leave a few plain and top with whipped cream and the best strawberry glaze ever. Or go crazy and add your own toppings. Anyone else thinking Nutella?


  1. Mmmm. I miss those scones.

  2. Wahoo! Your graduating!! I think I need to have some scones!

  3. i want.
    make some for me for my birthday.
    when do you graduate!!!??!?!?!

    welcome to the real world.

  4. Remember the scone party you had back at the terrace? I liked that. I ate my share. :-)

  5. I made these 2 nights ago following your exact instructions. I think I gained 10 lbs, but it was worth it!