Sunday, November 1, 2009


Ugh - that's all I have to say about Halloween. However, I did bring out the old scone recipe and ditched the Rhodes Roll Dough scones. I forgot just how good a real scone is. Thought I would share the recipe. And for my family - you'll remember that it comes out of that cookbook that I put on the burner and then proceeded to turn the burner on. Half of it's missing now and it's all burned and crunchy around the edges. You know, the yellow one......a Family Raised On SunShine. I would love a new copy of this cookbook. This happened clear back when we lived on Eldorado. Anyways, here's the recipe:

German Scones

Dissolve 2 packages yeast in 1/2 cup warm water. Add 1 T. sugar.

Pour 1 cup boiling water over:
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c. butter
2 t. salt

3 beaten eggs
Yeast mixture
2 cups flour

Bear with mixer until smooth. Add 2 1/2 c. flour and stir in. Let rise for 1 hour. It will be pretty sticky so when you go to roll them out, make sure you have lots of flour available to you. Roll out and cut into squares. Fry in hot oil. ( After the dough has risen you can put it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.)

Instead of the traditional chilli soup this year, we had Lobster Bisque. It was soooooo delicious. Here is the recipe for that:

Lobster Bisque

Go to Costco.
Go to the back where they keep cheeses (in the open coolers) and look for the Kirtland brand Lobster Bisque. It's fresh - not canned.

Heat it up. Lots of lobster in in. Very inexpensive.



Jana said...

That was a very nice plug for a Christmas present. Impressive. You will have to let me know if it worked. I keep telling TRavis I could make double the amount of cookies at one time if I had a bigger Kitchen Aide mixer (the Pro)I hope he gets my hint as well.

Sharon said...

We had scones and chili too...but we had the rhodes rolls....yours sound delicious! I actually found some fresh blackberry honey and made blackberry honey butter....yummy! (I know you would not like it though:) We're excited to see you in 5 days!

suzanne said...

Jana - it takes someone who understands this concept well to recognize it. However, I think this book may be out of print (which is another plug of how to go about finding it! Now if I can just get Paul to read 'our' blog.....)

Dani said...

Yes, we stuck to the Rhode's rolls as well Sharon. They were very good, but I will definitely have to go homemade next time. Thanks for the recipe Mom!

Summer said...

We are guilty of Rhodes rolls as well! Still tasty, but I'm sure homemade will be better. Next time! Love your recipe for the bisque. That's my kind of recipe! :)