Warm, soft, melt in your mouth scones with fresh honey butter. Heaven. Super simple and makes plenty to share with a neighbor! I usually make the honey butter right after I mix up the dough, then I refrigerate it to thicken while the dough raises.
3 cups hot water
1/2 stick melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
6 ounces (3/4 cup) evaporated milk
2 heaping Tbsp yeast
3 tsp salt
8 1/2 cups flour
In a large kitchenaid, bosch, or mixing bowl combine ingredients and mix until well blended. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for a minute until smooth. Place in a greased bowl and cover for 45 minutes. Punch dough down, cover and let raise again.
In a dutch oven or heavy duty pan, pour oil until 1 inch deep. Heat oil on medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Tear pieces of dough (any size you'd like) and shape into discs. My flattened discs were about the size of my hand. Place gently into the oil and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Remove from oil and place on paper towel. Serve while warm with honey butter.
Recipes makes approx. 25 hand-sized scones.
Honey Butter Ingredients
1 stick butter
1 cup honey
Melt butter in a saucepan and wisk in honey. Heat thoroughly and wisk until combined. Pour into a container and refrigerate until ready to use.