Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fried Scones (Elephant Ears)

Instead of waiting to pay 4 bucks for these at the fair in the summer, make them at home for a lot cheaper.  These are a crispy, greasy fried dough just like they should be. 
This is my mom's same recipe for bread except it has butter instead of oil. You can use any bread recipe for this or even Rhode's frozen dough.  We made these and put taco meat and toppings on them for dinner then had them for dessert with sugar and cinnamon or this amazing honey butter recipe.  This is a once a year food!

A Thrifty Mom

2 Tablespoons yeast
2 Cups warm water
4 Tablespoon Sugar
2 teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoon oil
4 Cups Flour
1-4 cups of oil for frying

In a large mixing bowl dissolve yeast into warm water. Then add in sugar, salt and oil, mix then add flour one cup at a time. Form into dough then cover bowl with towel and set aside for 15 minutes to allow to raise. I had to add 1-2 more cups of flour to get this to a dough cosistency that could be rolled out or flattened, dough should not be sticky.  Heat oil in deep frying pan over med/low heat. You can roll the dough out like a tortilla or just pat it flat in your hands (getting it thin as you can) Fry on both sides for about 1 minute on each side (total cooking time 2-3 minutes). Recipe makes 15-20 scones depending on how big you make them.

Serve with your favorite topping…. honey, jam, butter, powdered sugar, or use as the base to a Navajo Taco.


Gage & Jessica said...

This brings back memories!

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