Sunday Night Scones

One of the things I love about being married is the meshing of two separate lives, pasts, memories and of course, dinner repertoires. Some foods I don’t recall ever eating in my youth that DH introduced me to: Fondue, avocado, butternut squash, poached eggs in milk with toast, corn chip taco salad, asparagus, eggplant, and our family favorite, Scones. Some of these things I just tried because I’m the mom, and I can do that now. I didn’t want to give the wrong impression…DH would never voluntarily try new vegetables just because. Anyway, back to scones. Every Sunday night I make a batch of  roll dough. (Recipe to follow). Fire up the deep fryer, and when DH comes home from counting the tithing money at church, he rolls out the dough and fries scones for us. Our daughter who has Autism, I’ll call her Tori, LOVES scones on Sunday. And really, all of us look forward to the meal. It’s casual, and we can put whatever we want in them. The dough puffs up and there is a lovely hollow spot inside that is just right for Redi-Whip, blueberry pie filling, butter, syrup, powdered sugar, yogurt, jelly and so on. Cream cheese is also good. I’m more of a savory meal person, so deep-fried rolls and butter are my favorite. I will occasionally have a token sweet scone just to fit in. The fillings don’t matter; it’s the sense of tradition and family togetherness that is most important. Here is the roll dough recipe I use; feel free to start your own traditional Sunday meal!

  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons yeast

I put all the ingredients in my bread machine and push the dough cycle button. An hour and a half later, the dough is ready to roll. DH rolls it out flat and uses the pizza cutter to make two-inch square pieces. He puts the pieces in the fryer basket and lowers them into the oil that has heated up to the  ‘doughnut’ setting on the fryer. I know; it’s too easy.