Sunday, July 12, 2015

Homemade Scones & Honey Butter

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.

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