Pennies & Pancakes


Old Fashioned Utah Scones - These things are unlike the scones the rest of the world knows about, and are to die for! The recipe originates from the early Mormon settlers of Utah, and it is gooooood.

Old Fashioned Utah Scones - These things are unlike the scones the rest of the world knows about, and are to die for! The recipe originates from the early Mormon settlers of Utah, and it is gooooood.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Tbsp dry active yeast
  • 3/4 cup luke-warm water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • canola oil (or other high smoke point oil) for frying


DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine water, yeast, and sugar in a bowl. Stir gently, and let sit 10 minutes.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut in the shortening. Mix it together with a fork, or pastry mixer.
  3. Add the beaten egg to the yeast mixture. Add the flour mixture. Mix thoroughly. Dough should be very smooth and pliable, and only slightly sticky. Cover and let rest 1 hour.