Homemade Yeast Scones with Cinnamon Honey Butter

Time: 60-70 minutes
Yield: 24 scones
Scone Recipe from my dear Mother In Law Jill Eskelson Lee
Cinnamon Honey Butter from Jamie Cooks It Up!

YEAST SCONES:
2 C hot water
1/4 C sugar
2 t salt
1 T canola or vegetable oil
5 C flour
2 T yeast (I used active dry)
6 C canola or vegetable oil for frying

CINNAMON HONEY BUTTER:
1/2 C butter, softened
1/2 C honey
1/2 C maple syrup
1/3 C powdered sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t cinnamon
dash salt
 
1. Into your stand mixer, or large mixing bowl pour 2 cups hot water. The water should be hot, but not so hot that it is painful to touch.
2. Add 1/4 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon of oil and 2 cups of flour.
3. Mix it for 30 seconds then add 2 tablespoons yeast.
4. Add 3 more cups of flour, while the mixer is going. Your dough should pull away from the side of the bowl while mixing. If it doesn't, you want to add just a bit more flour.
5. Mix the dough on medium speed for 3 minutes.
6. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise for 15-20 minutes or until doubled in size. It may take a bit longer for it to rise, depending on the temperature of your kitchen. The warmer your kitchen, the quicker it will rise.
7. Spray your counter with cooking spray and set the dough onto it. Let it rest there for 3-5 minutes, then roll it out into a large rectangle.
8. Take a pizza cutter and slice the dough into 6 strips. Then cut each strip into 4 pieces.
9. Let the dough rest and rise for about 10 minutes, you want them to puff up just a bit.
10. Pour 6 cups of oil into a medium-sized pot.  Heat it up over medium high heat. Now, just a word of caution here, guys. You don't want the oil to get too hot or it will pop up and out of the pan and on to your pretty hands. However, if it's not hot enough the dough will just sit and soak up more oil than is necessary. So, try to find a happy medium. You know you have a good temperature going when the oil bubbles around the dough when you place it in the pot.
11. Cook the scone dough, 3-4 at a time depending on the size of your pot. When they are golden brown on the bottom, turn them over and let them brown on the other side. Should take about 2-3 minutes per side. 
12. Set the cooked scones on a plate covered with a paper towel. 
13. To make the Cinnamon Honey Butter, into a medium-sized bowl place 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup honey, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a dash of salt. Beat it until smooth. 

Serve the scones warm, with a drizzle of Cinnamon Honey Butter. 

Enjoy! 

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