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Anise-Orange Scones

The licorice-like flavor of anise accents orange in these delicious drop scones. They would be a welcome accompaniment to savory foods, like glazed ham, or at a weekend brunch.

Ingredients
Serves: 12
Serving Size: 1 scone
Directions
20 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove 6 (3-inch long) strips from orange with vegetable peeler. Place in food processor with sugar and anise seed. Process until peel is finely ground, scraping sides once. Reserve 1 tablespoon of sugar mixture; set aside

  • Place flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in food processor with remaining sugar mixture; cover. Process to mix well. Add butter; process until mixture forms fine crumbs. Place mixture in large bowl. Stir in raisins

  • Mix sour cream, eggs and vanilla in small bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add to flour mixture; stir until a soft dough forms. Drop by heaping 1/4 cupfuls 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture

  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until scones are golden on top. Remove to wire rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 263Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 269mgProtein: 4g
  • Total Fat: 11gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 37g

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