Wednesday, January 5, 2011

One more and then on to healthy

This post is very late. I meant to do it right after our holiday food drive. And I got distracted.

So the good news is that we collected over 900 POUNDS of food for the Utah Food Bank. Awesome. And so grateful for all the contributions and lots of help that night.

Usually we serve assorted Christmas cookies but this year (thanks to my friend Sunni's suggestion), I decided to be brave and fry up homemade scones in the garage. I think they were a hit because I fried for 2 hours straight and it was all gobbled up. Too bad nobody took any pictures. I was too busy to even think of it.

A few people asked for the recipe - it is from my great-grandmother Minnie. Enjoy. But not too much because we are changing our eating ways. Right?

We call these - Lake Hebgen Scones

2 cups buttermilk
1 pkg yeast
1 T sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbs oil
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 cups flour

Soften yeast in a half cup of warm buttermilk (warm in microwave for 30-40 sec then add yeast). Let sit for 5 minutes. Gradually add other ingredients and half the flour. Mix well. Add the rest of the flour and knead for 5 minutes (in your mixer). Roll out on a floured counter, cut into squares. Let rise for 15 minutes. Stretch a little and fry in oil at 365.

I actually made my dough 2 hours early and let it rise in a big bowl until I was ready to cut it up and fry it. I made 6 batches for the neighborhood thing. Yikes.

Next recipe - I think it should be a healthy one.


em said...

That is funny Gavin told me you guys got 9 lbs at the food drive. This sounds much better. Nice work!

Holly C M said...

Just a couple of corrections--it is Hebgen and it was Minnie's recipe, so that is your great-grandmother!

The Loves said...

We loved it! And you were right about it being easy. I made it and it turned out so yummy. Max even told me "You and Annie should enter a cooking show, because you two cook really well! (atleast Annie does) What one good recipe will do to your kids! Thanks for sharing!