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Fried Scones (aka: Utah Scones)

Fried Scones (aka: Utah Scones)

Giant golden puffy fried scones - Utah style - served with honey and powdered sugar. So easy to make and dangerously tasty!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 1 hour
Servings 24 servings
Calories 802kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • toppings see notes


  • Mix 3 tablespoons of warm water with yeast adding a pinch of sugar. Set aside for 10 minutes (mixture will rise and foam).
  • While yeast is rising, combine hot water, oil, salt, and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add egg to the yeast mixture and mix well. Add the egg/yeast mixture to the oil/sugar mixture. Stir well.
  • Gradually add flour stirring well after each addition. Knead the dough as it stiffens until you get a doughy, elastic consistency ( about 5 minutes)
  • Place dough in a well-greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Let dough rise for about 30 minutes or until double in size.

Frying Directions

  • Line cooling racks or plates with paper towels. Fill a large sauce pan with 2 inches of oil and heat to 350-375 degrees Fahrenheit over medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, punch down dough and divide into 12 balls. Roll out a piece of dough on a lightly floured surface into 1/4-inch thick circles or squares. Use your fingers to stretch out the balls of dough.
  • Carefully place two or three balls of dough in the oil and fry until golden brown on each side (about 1-2 mins). Transfer to paper towels to drain. Repeat until the dough is all fried.
  • Serve hot with honey butter, butter, syrup, or powdered sugar. Our favorite is honey and powdered sugar!


Suggested toppings for serving: honey butter, syrup, honey, powdered sugar.


Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg