Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday Morning Scones

Our good friends Jim and Regina Essex taught me how to make these one beautiful and chilly morning while our families were camping. I love to make them on Saturday mornings during the fall and winter. They are soooo easy and everyone can pick their favorite topping.

The ingredients are soooo easy, there are just two!

Biscuits : I like the Pillsbury Grands but this is what I had on hand today
Oil for frying: My favorite is Crisco but you could use whatever you like.

Open your biscuits and let them sit out just long enough to take the chill off. They are easier to work with that way.

Then start to gently stretch them. Above is a picture of before and after. The Pillsbury brand tends to get a little bigger.  Get them all stretched out and then heat your oil. I don't use a thermometer, I just heat it till when the edge of one of the biscuits is dipped in it starts to bubble.

Using a pair of tongs gently place the biscuits in the hot oil. I usually never do more than four at a time as to not cool down the oil too much. When they are golden brown on one side carefully use tongs to flip them over.

When they are beautiful and golden brown on both sides I remove them to a plate with paper towels to absorb any leftover oil.

Then the fun part begins...choosing the toppings! My son loves them with butter and honey. My husband loves them with homemade jam. I love them with a glaze or sometimes even maple syrup.

Add a cold glass of milk (for me) or a cup of hot chocolate  (for my sweet husband) and you have a simple and oh so yummy Saturday Morning Scone Breakfast!


  1. I had forgotten about making these at home! Saturday morning here I come! I have some homemade Apricot jam that will go great over them :) Thanks for the reminder :)

  2. What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning! These look delish!

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry I'm so late getting around to everyone, but it was a VERY busy weekend.

    - The Tablescaper

  3. Oh delicious! We will try these soon. Thanks for linking up.

  4. Okay, that looks YUM. :p But I am pretty sure my Kiwi hubby, who has just recently been pining for real NZ scones (not sure why they are different to Aussie ones, or British ones), just passed out from outrage, lol. :p