Sour Cream Scone Bites With Anise Drizzle

Sour Cream Scone Bites With Anise Drizzle
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3 Reviews
A hint of anise hides in the sweet glaze of these tender scones.
20 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time
24 scone bites

Ingredients

Scones

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

Glaze

1 cup
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon
anise flavoring
2 to 4 teaspoons
milk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Grease two large baking sheets; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, currants and lemon zest in another bowl. Stir into flour mixture.
  4. Combine sour cream, egg yolkand water in medium bowl with wire whisk 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Combine all glaze ingredients in bowl, adding enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over warm scones. Serve immediately.

Recipe Tips

Anise has a sweet licorice flavor. It is available in seed and liquid form.

Nutrition Facts (1 scone bite)

Calories
150
Cholesterol
25mg
Carbohydrates
21g
Protein
2g
Fat
7g
Sodium
130mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Did not care for the texture. Too doughy; heavy.

Rating

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!

Rating

Deliscous! Easy and fast. Love the unusual ingredients. NOTE: use fresh lemon zest.

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