Basil Scones with Gingered Berries and Whipped Cream
Everything about this delicious treat is just right – fluffy basil scones made easy with the convenience of Gourmet Garden™ Lightly Dried Basil, sweet and gently spiced gingered berries and a dollop of fluffy whipped cream. Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Recipe credit: Tiffani Thiessen.
1Preheat oven to 400°F. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl of stand mixer. Add butter while mixing on low speed. Increase speed to medium and beat until butter is crumbly. Stir in milk, lemon juice, Basil and vanilla just until moistened.
2Transfer dough to floured surface. Using hands, form dough into a long rectangle, about 1-inch thick. Cut dough in half into 2 squares, then cut each square diagonally into quarters to create 8 triangular pieces.
3Place scones 2 inches apart on parchment-lined sheet pan. Bake 17 to 21 minutes or until golden brown.
4Meanwhile, gently mix berries, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of the Ginger Paste and vanilla extract in medium bowl. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5Beat heavy cream, remaining Ginger Paste and confectioners’ sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form.
6Serve Basil Scones topped with Gingered Berries and a dollop of Whipped Cream.
7Test Kitchen Tip: Substitute raspberries for any of the other berries.