Scones Recipe (also known as Fry Bread)

06/09/2011 2:50 pm · 1 comment

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Scones Recipe (also known as Fry Bread)

You will need:

  • 2 Tablespoons yeast
  • 2 Cups warm water
  • 4 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoon oil
  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 1-4 cups of oil for frying

In a large mixing bowl dissolve yeast into warm water.  Then add in sugar, salt and oil, mix then add flour one cup at a time.  Form into dough then cover bowl with towel and set aside for 15 minutes to allow to raise.  Heat oil in deep frying pan over med/high heat. You can roll the dough out like a tortilla or just pat it flat in your hands (getting it thin as you can)  Fry on both sides for about 1 minute on each side (total cooking time 2-3 minutes).  Recipe makes 15-20 scones depending on how big you make them.

Serve with your favorite topping….  honey, jam, butter, powdered sugar, or use as the base to a Navajo Taco.

Thanks to my friend Sheri for sharing this recipe with me

 

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Marianna
Marianna

This recipe is fantastic!  So easy.  I usually use Rhodes frozen rolls and let the dough thaw several hours but this recipe is so easy and quick and taste better.  I don't actually roll it out as thin as possible.  I leave it around a 1/4 inch thick.  It makes a heartier scone.  Delicious.

Sarah Hughes
Sarah Hughes

This is a great recipe I have never added sugar to my fry bread but I can learn a new way does not bother me any.

Kristen
Kristen

Thanks for posting this! I made these this morning and it's what I would just call fried dough. When we go to carnivals or fairs it's one of our favorite things to get, especially when they're loaded with powdered sugar. Scones are a quick bread and they don't have any yeast in them. But, whatever you call them......they were DELICIOUS!!!

Misty
Misty

I am SO drooling right now! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for the recipe. :)

Becca
Becca

So I tried this last night, and it was yummy! We put the toppings on it that my friend said was custom for her husband's Sioux indian family, which was exactly what we would put on it when I lived in Arizona by the Navajo indians, and then we put butter and cinnamon sugar on them like the Alaskan natives do. They call them Eskimo Donughts. In my family growing up we always always called them scones. My friend who's husband is Sioux said they of course put a couple of tablespoons of sugar in them or else it would not rise. You do with pretty much any bread recipe. They are all pretty much the same recipe. You can even just use a normal bread recipe for any of them. Once again, Thanks Sara!

Ashley
Ashley

This receipe is a little different then mine and I cant wait to try it :) People call things different from different regoins or cultures; there is no need to nit-pick at someone, or tell them they are terrible for calling something a different name. What my family called frybread my husbands family called scones, it makes no difference I still love them they same.

Jolene
Jolene

Thanks so much for such a wonderful frybread/scones receipe, I also live on a reservation and have no problems at all with adding sugar (yikes), each there own. I hear Food Network is looking for a new host maybe Saundra should give them a call.

vanessa
vanessa

i have been eating frybread all my life (i am navajo), made by my navajo family and friends, and have never heard any of them refer to the bread as scones... frybread has no sugar in it when made the traditional way; however there are some people, (no one i know personally) that may like to add powdered sugar & honey to it (not sure why just seems weird). usually it's just eaten with some sprinkled salt, or just with a can of chili, stew, or even a Navajo taco (beans, meat, lettuce, cheese, tomato - whatever else). a navajo taco to me would just taste extremely awkward if there was sugar in the frybread. I am not trolling here but Saundra and Mick would be correct and many other Navajo Frybread makers would agree that perhaps "frybread" or "Navajo Tacos" shouldn't have been included in a scones recipe. Although scones may be similiar to frybread, scones are usually made sweet, frybread is not.

mick jones
mick jones

take out the word frybread and the association with navajo taco and cook it to call it the way you want it. scones is not frybread. i agree with saundra. email me ill gladly correct you over and over. ill have my aunties and mother, and grandparents correct you. yes im navajo. i live on the navajo reservation.

heather
heather

thanks for sharing! get a grip Saundra......yikes!!

Becca
Becca

Thank you so much, Sara!! This is what is going to be for dinner tonight... and dessert ;)

Carrie
Carrie

@saundra...if you are making any yeast dough it MUST have sugar or it will not rise. If you were to make these for use in a savory dish I would assume you could cut the sugar back by half. Gotta love elephant ears(what I call these...as they have many names depending on the region you were raised in..) When I think scones I think the English type sweet or savory triangular biscuit. But like I said before depending on where you grew up, or rather where the cook in your family grew up we all call things by different names. I certainly appreciate all the hard work you put into this blog, I have learned a LOT from in. I do hope that Ms. Saundra finds her self in a better mood, perhaps she could take half of the time that you spend helping others to improve upon her manners.

Michelle R.
Michelle R.

Thank you so much for this recipe. I only get to have these once a year at my son's elementary school carnival! It's so great with honey butter or cinnamon sugar. I wouldn't worry about the negative comments. Obviously, there are many more people who are thankful for your blog!

Bonny #2
Bonny #2

Or you can also use this using frozen bread dough. Just let it warm up & rise.

Bonny #2
Bonny #2

Another Bonny?!?!?! I NEVER see my name! These are good rolling around in cinnamon & sugar after they come out of the pan still hot. Yummy donuts!!!

Danielle
Danielle

this looks awesome! I have been wanting a recipe like this for some time. THANK YOU!!!

Sarah
Sarah

Yumm! My grandma used to make these all the time. She would put raisins in them. :) Thanks for sharing, I'm going to make these sooon!

Emanuela
Emanuela

OMG! I remember when my mom use to make these when I was a kid. I loved them so much and she would sprinkle sugar powder I think on top.....ahhhh good memories. : )

Bonny
Bonny

Wow. Seems a little harsh to condemn the entire blog because of one mistaken sentence Saundra. It seems like an honest mistake.

Tania
Tania

My mom use to make these and tip them off with regular sugar. This recipe made Me so happy she moved 2 years ago to Spain and it's little things like this that make me think of her :)

saundra
saundra

Frybread does not have sugar in it. So this should not be made as "a base for a Navajo taco". I loved this blog until I saw this. Scones are scones and frybread is something entirely different. This is terrible.

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