I've always wanted to make these so I searched and found this recipe.(ourbestbites.com) I halved this recipe because I didn't need all the extras tempting me. They really were so yummy I would have eaten way too many.
1 C whole milk
1/4 C + 1 Tbsp sugar, divided
1/4 C vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
3 1/2-4 C flour
1 Tbsp dry active yeast
1/2 C warm water ( about 105-110 degrees)
Peanut or vegetable oil for frying
In small sauce pan combine milk, 1/4 C sugar, veg oil, and salt. Heat over med heat until small bubbles form around edges of pan. Remove from heat. While milk is heating, combine yeast, 1 Tbsp sugar, and water and let sit 10 mins or until yeast is very bubbly.
In mixer bowl, combine heated milk and 2 C flour. Mix scraping the bowl occasionally, until smooth (2-3 mins) Add egg and mix until well combined. Add yeast mix, then add enough flour to make a soft dough that lightly sticks to fingers.
You can do two things at this point:
1. Place dough in another bowl sprayed with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night. Then do #2 the following day when ready.
2. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface till 1/4 inch thick. Use pizza cutter and cut into 3x4 inch rectangles. Slightly spread out rectangles, cover and let rise 30 mins. Heat oil (2-3 inches) in skillet to 325 degrees. Fry pieces 1-1.5 mins per side or till golden. Drain on paper towel. Sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and serve hot. We also like to add some honey butter too.
If you're in a big hurry or too tired to mix the dough from scratch, just use any premade scone dough or thaw some Rhodes rolls and follow step #2.
Sorry no pic, I'm posting this from my phone.