Saturday, October 4, 2008

Conference Traditions

Ok.  My conference tradition consists of something that dates back to before Denzil and I were even married.  It dates back to a day when Larry Denzil was a BYU college student and would watch conference at his Aunt Katie's house.  She would spoil him rotten with scones.  And now, to this day, he thinks of her every conference while he eats his scones.  It has become our little tradition and I wanted to share our recipe with all of you.  

The Roberts' Family Scones
2 packages of active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp salt
3 eggs beaten
4 1/2 cups water

Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water.  Add the 1 tbsp of sugar and set aside.  Pour the boiling water over the remaining half a cup of sugar along with the butter and the salt.  Add the eggs and mix well.  Add in the yeast mixture along with 2 cups of flour and beat with a mixer until smooth.  Mix in the remaining 2 1/2 cups of flour.  Let the dough rise for 1 hour.  

Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness. 
 Cut into squares or diagonals.  I use a pizza cutter.

Fry in hot oil until browned on both sides and puffed up.

 Serve with your favorite spread.  We use honey butter.  
1/2 cup of butter mixed with 1/4 cup of honey.  
A teaspoon of cinnamon can be added for extra flavoring.  
I hope you guys enjoy this recipe as much as 
we have and use it for a family tradition of your own, 
whether it is for General Conference, Christmas, or FHE.

Here is Savannah.  She is working on 
schoolwork.  She is not back to her old self
yet, but she is getting better.  She won't talk and 
she is super clingy.  She is awkwardly
shy too.  I am talking, hide under the
kitchen table shy.  That is not normal
behavior for her.  But, she is 48
hours seizure free.
Thanks for the prayers.

This is a funny picture.  I should have video taped it.
Larry was sitting by the front door and fell asleep
sitting up.  His little body was rocking back and
forth.  An extremely cute moment.

This was a moment I could not pass up.
Yes, that is a vacuum in Larry Denzil's hands.  
He very rarely does any house chores.
I do not mind because he works so hard outside
of the home. I just thought this was a sight I might not see again.


Saumsiegle Family said...

I have just gotten into scones lately and really enjoy blueberry and my favorite of all time, orange scones. All of my recipes though are to bake not fry. It must be a NE versus southern thing because we like our fried food in the south!!

Sincerely, my thoughts and prayers have been with your family this week and I hope Savannah recovers and well, Larry doesn't and he keeps on cleaning! My friend from Taiwan Frances decided she was going to marry an American when she saw Brian doing the dishes while she was visiting. :)

Holly and Dan said...

So impressed with those scones! They look so, so good. I think we might need to visit next General Conference.

BTW, I remember when Larry became conveniently allergic to dish detergent and got out of doing dishes for years and years. I was and still am very suspicious of this.

Kristie and Roger said...

YUM.....I love scones. MY mom used to make them with left over bread dough.
I tried really hard even though my kids are all raised, I would make yummy cinnamon rolls. Last week, I gave a bridal shower and the other person that helped me made these great cinnamon rolls....with a bar of different toppings. So anywho, I wanted to make them for my family.
They turned out harder than hockey pucks.........but I am going to try again.
Imp a great cook, but a terrible baker.
It's never to late to start a tradition.....and I want to have my grandkids remember me for something........

The Arrrrrgalls said...

I got caught up today reading all the blogs that I am a week and a half behind on. Your blog touched my heart. I read your last couple of blogs, and I have got to say your babies are sooo lucky to have such wonderful parents like you and Larry. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.

On a lighter note, glad you finally got a pic of Larry using the vaccume. I sometimes have to do a sneak pic of Brint doing those rare behaviors :-)