A hint of anise hides in the sweet glaze of these tender scones.
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2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into 8 chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup currants
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 cup sour cream
1 large Land O Lakes® Egg, separated
1 tablespoon water
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon anise flavoring
2 to 4 teaspoons milk
Heat oven to 375°F. Grease two large baking sheets; set aside.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine 1/2 cup sugar, currants and lemon zest in another bowl. Stir into flour mixture.
Whisk sour cream, egg yolk and water together in medium bowl with until smooth. Stir sour cream mixture into flour mixture. (Mixture will be dry.) Knead about 8 to 10 times on lightly floured surface to combine all ingredients.
Divide dough in half. Pat each half into 8x6-inch (about 1/2-inch thick) rectangle on prepared baking sheets. Cut each rectangle into 12 (2-inch) squares. Do not separate dough squares.
Beat egg white in bowl with fork until frothy. Brush tops of scone dough with egg white; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 10 minutes.
Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl, adding enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over warm scones. Serve immediately.
Anise has a sweet licorice flavor. It is available in seed and liquid form.
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Did not care for the texture. Too doughy; heavy.
I made this recipe on Monday minus the anise and lemon peel, neither of which i had on hand. My husband doesn't care for bought scones so I thought I'd try these. We absolutely LOVED them! I also bought the new glaze in a bottle and used that. They were just delicious. I am making them again tomorrow and will freeze some. They froze well. I nuked them for a few seconds then put the glaze on. YUM!
Deliscous! Easy and fast. Love the unusual ingredients. NOTE: use fresh lemon zest.