After dinner, my siblings and I would go outside and play. We'd jump on the trampoline, climb up the "bug tree", play crack the whip, and even make up games like chair ball (it's basically soccer but with your hands and the goals are chairs... Simple right?) These are precious memories to me. Once we got tired, we would come inside and my grandma would always have a treat for us. Whether it was a popsicle from the freezer that was always stocked, candy from the drawer that was always full, homemade popcorn, or my personal favorite, scones, my grandma knew how to keep us happy.
I absolutely love scones. Sprinkle them with a couple of layers (yes layers) of powdered sugar and I am happy. I started making these scones in college when I was home sick and they always made me feel better. Sure, maybe the comfort came from it being fried and covered in sugar, but who cares! I know you will enjoy these scones as much as I do, enjoy!
1 1/2 cups very warm water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white sugar
2-3 tablespoons of yeast
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 cups of bread flour
2 cups frying oil
Dissolve sugar and salt in warm water. Sprinkle yeast on top and let sit for 5-10 minutes or until bubbly.
Add oil and flour to yeast mixture. Mix and knead until it is a smooth ball. You may need to add a little flour as you knead. Let rise until double in bulk, usually 30-45 minutes. Cover to rise with a cloth.
Pinch off a piece of dough and shape it into a scone, or any shape for that matter. The crazier, the more fun to eat! Put scone into a pot of hot oil. You know it is ready to fry when you sprinkle water on the oil and it starts to pop. Let fry on one side for 2-3 minutes and then flip. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, jam, or syrup and enjoy!
*I usually half the recipe when I am cooking for just Jordan and myself.