My family loves Sinkers. We used to have these on Sunday evenings. So fun. These are often called scones. My dad always called them sinkers and my grandmother hated that name for them. She would always say, "Don't call my scones sinkers!" It's funny now. So here's my grandmother's recipe as closely as I could get it, since she didn't measure the ingredients.
You'll get about a dozen sinkers with this recipe.
1/4 cup milk
4 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1 package yeast
3/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
Place milk, sugar, salt, and butter in small saucepan. Heat over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm.
Dissolve yeast in warm water in warmed mixer bowl. Add lukewarm milk mixture and 2 cups flour. Attach bowl and dough hook to mixer. Turn to speed 2 and mix about 1 minute.
Continuing on speed 2, add remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, and mix until dough clings to hook and cleans sides of bowl, about 2 minutes. Knead on speed 2 about 2 minutes longer, or until dough is smooth and elastic. Dough will be slightly sticky to the touch.
Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top. Cover. Let rise in warm place, free from draft, about 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk.
Punch dough down and divide into 12 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a round flat shape. Place on a plate covered with plastic wrap which has been sprayed with non stick spray. Cover. Let rise in a warm place, free from draft, about 15 minutes.
Heat oil in deep fryer or large deep pan to 375 degrees. Using tongs place in single layer, 2 or 3 at a time into oil. Fry 2 to 3 minutes per side until golden brown. Remove and place on paper towel lined tray. Eat hot with butter and honey.
*You can make these by hand and knead for about 10 minutes. Or you can make in your bread maker using the dough cycle. Place ingredients in pan in order recommended by the manufacturer.
|Scones with Butter|