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Chef #208660's Note:
These are not scones as the rest of the world knows them...I just call them Utah scones. They're basically like frybread, sopapillas, elephant ears... Delicious and completely unhealthy. This recipe includes my slightly 'healthy' ingredients--not that it actually makes them healthy, but you at least feel slightly better about eating them =) Best served with honey, jam, or the topping of your choice (some people like peanut butter, orange marmalade, powdered sugar, etc.).
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- 1Dissolve yeast in the 1/2 cup of warm water.
- 2Add the tablespoon of sugar to the yeast-water mixture and set aside.
- 3Beat the 3 eggs in a small bowl and set aside.
- 4Put honey, brown sugar, smart balance, and salt in a large bowl (preferably the bowl for your Kitchen-Aid mixer, if you have one).
- 5Add 1 cup boiling water to the large bowl (with the sugar, salt, etc.).
- 6Add the 3 beaten eggs to the large bowl and mix.
- 7Add the yeast mixture to the large bowl.
- 8Slowly add the flour to the large bowl while mixing.
- 9Continue beating the mixture with a mixer until smooth.
- 10Cover the bowl with a dish towel, and let the dough rise for 1 hour.
- 11Refrigerate the dough until cold. (Sometimes it's nice to make the dough the night before, and finish them in the morning).
- 12Roll the dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4" thin (careful not to get any water on it, as water and deep-frying DO NOT MIX!).
- 13Heat oil with a high smoke point (peanut oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, canola oil in a pinch) in a deep-fryer or electric skillet to around 350 degrees F. Make sure not to use olive oil, as it has a low smoke point and is not suited for deep-frying. Use a deep-frying thermometer to check the temperature of the oil, if at all possible. (Make sure to have at least 2 inches of clearance between the top of the skillet and the top of the oil to allow room for bubbling). If your oil starts to smoke (and you'll know it if this happens! Oil smoke smells really nasty), turn off the heat, let the oil cool, then throw out the oil; it's no good.
- 14While oil is heating, cut the dough into pieces, 4 inch squares seem best to me, but you can make them smaller or larger.
- 15Fry the pieces of dough in the heated oil, preferably one at a time, until puffy and golden brown. Remove from oil using an all-metal utensil.
- 16Place on paper towels to cool, but serve warm with the topping of your choice.
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Nutritional Facts for ' Utah ' Scones (Deep-Fried)
Serving Size: 1 (74 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 18
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 183.1
- Calories from Fat 51
- Total Fat 5.6 g
- Saturated Fat 1.4 g
- Cholesterol 31.0 mg
- Sodium 313.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 29.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
- Sugars 7.6 g
- Protein 5.5 g