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Strawberry Basil Shortcakes Recipe

Few desserts can highlight the natural sweetness and flavor of fresh strawberries better than Strawberry Shortcake. Adding just a hint of basil both to the flaky biscuits and the juicy strawberries gives this iconic dessert an added level of sophistication, moving the flavor from solely sweet, to sweet, aromatic, and herbal.
Makes: Makes 1 dozen shortcakes.
Skill Level: None

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 425ยบ F.

Step 2

Stir 1/4 teaspoon Fresh Basil Flavor into milk.

Step 3

In bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade, place flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, baking powder and salt; pulse to combine. Add butter; pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add flavored milk and egg; pulse until mixture is moistened and sticks together.

Step 4

Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with desired cutter dipped in flour. Place on cookie pan. Re-roll dough scraps to make additional biscuits.

Step 5

Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie pan to cooling grid. Cool.

Step 6

Meanwhile, combine sliced strawberries and remaining 2-4 tablespoons sugar in medium bowl; let stand at room temperature 10-15 minutes or until juices begin to form. Stir in remaining 6 drops Fresh Basil Flavor; refrigerate until ready to use, at least 30 minutes.

Step 7

In medium bowl, whip cream and confectioners' sugar with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Cut shortcakes in half horizontally; fill with strawberries. Serve with whipped cream.

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1/4 teaspoon + 6 drops Treatology Flavor Extracts Kit, 8-Piece Food Flavoring (Fresh Basil Flavor Concentrate, divided)


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1/3 cup milk

all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

granulated sugar, divided

1/4 cup + 2-4 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided

baking powder

4 teaspoons baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt

cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces

1/2 cup (1 stick) cold butter, cut into 1/4 inch pieces


1 egg

sliced fresh strawberries

1 quart sliced fresh strawberries

heavy whipping cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

confectioners' sugar

2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar




knife or other cutting utensil

knife or other cutting utensil

Cookie Pan

Cookie Pan

medium bowl

medium bowl

Mixing spoon

Mixing spoon

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