Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The BEST Scones Ever

Have you ever had a good scone? How about a great one? These scones are the BEST I have ever had! And they are easy. My mom used to make them for my siblings and me when I was growing up and now I make them for my family and friends! So far, everyone that has tried them has loved them! And you will love them too if you give them a try! There are a lot of different toppings you can put on these scones. I will post pictures of the toppings soon, but for now I will just list them off. You can make something called a Navajo Taco. This is just a scone with taco toppings. I like to put refried beans on it and cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and salsa. You can put whatever sounds good. For a dessert scone you can put butter, honey, jam (raspberry is my favorite!), or Karo Syrup. Karo Syrup is my favorite topping...but a little bit goes a long way so don't over do it! Anyway, here is the step by step of how to do them. The full recipe is at the bottom! Enjoy!

Here are the ingredients. They include buttermilk, oil, an egg, yeast, sugar, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and flour.

Okay so the first step is to put 1 Tbsp of Sugar, 1 Tbsp of Yeast (or a packet of yeast), and 1/4 cup of warm water in a cup. Stir it until the Yeast and the Sugar have dissolved in the water. Put it aside and let the Yeast rise.

Beat 1 egg. You can just do it with a fork.

Pour 2 cups of buttermilk into a bowl. Add the beaten egg and 1 Tbsp. of Oil. Stir it up with a big spoon until it is evenly mixed.

Check out this cup of Yeast, Sugar, and Water! You don't have to let it rise quite this much but you can if you want to! (It took about 15 minutes for it to rise this much.)

Now add the Yeast, Sugar, and Water to the Buttermilk mixture. Mix it together with a spoon.

Mixing it with a spoon should take about 30 seconds. When you are done it should look like a frothy mixture.

Add about 2 cups of flour, 1 tsp. of salt, 1 & 1/2 tsp.of baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. of baking soda. Mix it up. Then add the rest of the flour 1 cup at a time. (Add a cup, then stir, and repeat). I usually end up adding an extra 1/2 cup of flour.

When you are done the dough should be sticky but not too sticky. It should be at a consistency where you can work with it. (You should be able to break off pieces of the dough and stretch it without it tearing.)
Let the dough rise for about an hour if you have time. If not, just start right into making them. (If you let it rise you will get more scones out of it.)
Break off a piece of the dough and roll it out with a greased (or floured) rolling pin on a greased or floured surface.

When you are done it should look something like this!

Heat a pan of grease to about 365 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer just do what I do...splash a little bit of water into the grease pan and see if it bubbles. (But watch out cuz it could splash up-- if it is hot-- and burn you!) If it does bubble then the grease is hot enough. If not, just wait a few minutes. I usually turn the burner on medium-high and leave it for about 7-10 minutes before it is ready. Then put the ready to go scone in for about a minute or less (until golden brown color) and flip it over until the other side is golden brown. Then pull it out and let it cool for about a minute!

It should look something like this. And if it are going to want to eat it because it will look and smell great! I named the toppings you can put on it at the beginning of this post but in case you forgot already...I like to make it like a taco and put refried beans, cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives on it. For dessert like scones I like butter, honey, jam, or Karo Syrup (this one is my favorite!) on it. Eat and enjoy! And then go back for seconds.
Depending on how long you let the dough rise for and how big you make the scones, it usually makes around 30 scones.

The BEST Scones Ever


1 Tablespoon of Sugar
1 Tablespoon or packet of Yeast
1/4 cup of Warm Water
2 cups of Buttermilk
1 beaten Egg
1 Tablespoon of Oil
3/4 Tablespoon or 1 teaspoon of Salt
1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 & 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
4 + cups of Flour
Canola or Vegetable Oil to cook scones with

Preparation Instructions:

Mix the sugar, yeast, and warm water in a cup until yeast and sugar are dissolved. Set cup aside and let the mixture rise (about 10 minutes). While mixture is rising mix the buttermilk, oil and beaten egg together in a bowl. When the yeast mixture has risen add it to the buttermilk mixture and mix it all together. Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder and mix it all together. You may need to add 1/2 a cup or more of extra flour. Let the dough rise for about an hour (if you have time, if not you can just make them). With a rolling pin, roll out part of the dough on a greased or floured surface. Cut the dough into pieces (about 3 inches by 5 inches or however big/small you want it). Pour oil into a pan until oil is about an inch thick. Heat the oil to 365 degrees. Place scones in pan and let cook. Flip the scone over when it is golden brown and heat the other side. When scone is done take it out of oil and place on a plate. Repeat process until dough is gone.

Feel free to leave comments or ask me any questions you might have about the recipe.

1 comment:

  1. Are they really the best ever? Maybe we need to have a cook off.