Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Scary Scones

We love to use our cookie cutters during different holidays.  Halloween is no exception.  This year we are putting them to even more use with cutting out different shapes from otherwise ordinary food.  Scones aren't exactly ordinary fare at our house.  I don't make them all the time, but my family sure enjoys them when we do make them.  Just take a favorite bread dough recipe, heat about 1/2-1 qt. oil in a pot or deep skillet.  When it is hot, test the oil by dropping a small bit of dough in it.  If the dough floats and starts to brown, the oil is ready.  If the dough sinks, the oil still needs to heat up.  To make the scones, simply roll the dough thin (as thin as you can get it), then cut out the desired shapes.  I usually just cut out squares, and the kids make their own creations.  We opted for cookie cutters on Saturday.  They worked quite well for making our scones rather scary. 

 Cook on each side until golden brown.  Put on paper towels or napkins to soak up some of the extra oil.  Eat with butter & honey or jam, or with a slice of cheese.  Add apples and carrots or a bowl of peaches for a fun meal. 

The kids got very excited about these "scary scones" and were very creative with how they wanted their food presented on their plates.

Happy Haunting! ~Lena

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