Monday, August 30, 2010

Fry Bread (Scones)

A Durrant family regular. When I was in high school we would have "scone parties" all the time. My siblings and I would have dozens of friends over and my mom would make us scones all night long. It was a major hit. We'd also have them on Sundays a lot as a family treat. I have so many wonderful memories associated with these delicious scones! Thank you, Mom, for giving me this wonderful recipe.

{What you need}
3 cups boiling water
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
2 teaspoons salt
1 or 2 packages yeast
enough flour to make a soft dough
3 cups vegetable oil

In a large bowl or bosch mixer put boiling water. Add shortening and let it melt. Add yeast and stir. Stir in sugar and salt and mix for about 30 seconds. Gradually add flour, about a cup at a time, until a soft dough forms.

In a medium sauce pan heat the oil over medium low until it crackles with a drip of water.

Take the dough and roll it out into a large slab on a greased countertop. Cut the dough grid style into squares about the size of large dish sponge (this is harder to explain than I thought it would be---I can't think of anything the size of the squares! Dish sponge will have to do...)

Take each square of dough and stretch it out just a little, and place in the heated oil with tongs. It will begin to bubble. Repeatedly push the scone under the oil until the underside is a golden brown. Turn over and repeat dunking until the other side is golden brown, too.

Let the scones drip off on a plate with paper towels on it. Serve hot with honey butter, jam, powdered sugar, whatever you desire.

Compliments of Jackie Durrant


thewonderingchef said...

Wow a Langos- this is the hungarian name of this eastern european traditional dish:) You know it can be eaten with garlic cheese and sour creme? Thats the most common version among hungarians:) Of course in this case deont out salt in the dough. Also if you want a bit of a lighter dough mix it with some me its worth it! By the way, i found your blog from the blog roll and i really like it!

Charmaine said...

Thank you for posting this awesome recipe. I stumbled upon it and haven't used another recipe for scones since.

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