Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Scones with Buttermilk Syrup

This is one of our family's very favorite special treats.  We only have it two or three times a year, because of that whole 'fried foods aren't healthy' thing, but they are totally worth the splurge every once in a while!

3 Tbsp yeast
4 cups warm water (115 degrees)
4 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
3 Tbsp oil
about 9 cups of flour

Mix together water, yeast and sugar until yeast is dissolved.  Let stand for 5 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients until flour is all pulled from the sides of the bowl.  Warning, this is an extremely sticky dough, so don't worry.  Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.  Pour dough out onto a well floured surface and roll out to 1/2 inch thickness.  Cut into squares and fry in hot oil {about 375 degrees}.

Buttermilk Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cube butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp light corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar, butter, buttermilk, corn syrup and baking soda together in a medium sized saucepan and let come to a boil.  Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.

:: notes from my kitchen ::
the recipe for the scones, makes a *lot*.  so if it's just my family, we usually half it

watch your syrup very closely as it tends to boil over quickly

the buttermilk syrup, in my opinion doesn't make quite enough, so we usually double it for our family.

the syrup normally doesn't come out this dark, i think i let it boil just a tad too long, but it was still delicious

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