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Mom’s Famous Scone Recipe

To this day this is the most requested breakfast by everyone in my family. My mom made these about once a month for us kids when we were growing up. They were and still are our favorite, and we still beg her to make them for us. However, she only makes them now when then when the whole family is together.

A few years ago I finegalled the recipe from my mother, and now my boys beg me to make them too. I always have to make more than one batch because my boys love them so much that one batch just isn’t enough. These scones are more like a fry bread, but we have always called them scones. I’m not sure why.

I would make these more often, but since they contain yeast, they need a while to rise and I never get up early enough on weekdays to make them before work or school. Most weekends are filled with sports or we like to sleep in. However, if I can find the time, I will sometimes make them as a snack for my boys instead.

Mom’s Famous Scones

11 ounces warm water

1 egg

3 tablespoons oil

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups flour

1/3 cup sugar

3 teaspoons yeast

If you own a bread maker you can just throw all the ingredients into it and set it on the dough cycle.

If you don’t have a bread maker, then throw all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Put the dough hook on your mixer and mix the dough on low until it becomes a ball. Now mix for 5 minutes on medium. Take the hook out of the dough, and cover the bowl with a towel and leave in a warm place to rise for about an hour.

Once the dough has risen, or the dough cycle is done, roll the dough out onto a floured surface about 1/4 inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into one inch squares.

Place the squares on a skillet on medium heat. Check them every minute or so. Once they turn a light brown, turn them over and bake them until the other side is a light brown. They should only bake for a minute or two on each side. Eat them with butter and powdered sugar or with jam.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.

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