With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Anise Cranberry Orange Scones

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Anise Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry and orange with a hint of anise give these scones lots of flavor.
Drizzled with glaze, they are perfect as a gift, a snack or served for breakfast.

Anise Cranberry Orange Scones

3 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tbs orange zest
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. anise seeds, crushed (not star anise) 
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup cold butter, cut up
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Orange Glaze:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 tsp butter, melted
1/4 tsp. orange zest
4 tsp orange juice (or to desired consistency)

Preheat oven to 400F. Grease a baking sheet, or line with a silicone mat.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, anise seeds, salt and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in the 3/4 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add dried cranberries; stir. Add buttermilk and vanilla; stir just until moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently; pat into a 10-inch circle.  Cut into 12 wedges and place on prepared baking sheet.

Bake about 18-20 minutes or until golden.  Cool 10 minutes then transfer to cooling rack.

Stir together the glaze ingredients using enough orange juice to desired consistency. Drizzle or spread onto cooled scones. 
I used a small mortar and pestle to crush the anise seeds.


Summer said...

Absolutely loving the way these scones look! Yummy♥


Ann said...

They look really good and that's a delicious flavor combination

Lynn said...

I have a hot cuppa, wish I had one of these scones too:@)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

They look delicious and packed with great flavor!


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