Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes

Strawberry Shortcakes
Fresh spring strawberries demand only the simplest, freshest ingredients like butter and cream for making flavorful individual shortcake desserts.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

Toss strawberries with 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar in a bowl; set aside at room temperature for 1 hour for juice to form.

Whisk flour white sugar baking powder and sea salt in a bowl.

Cut unsalted butter into flour mixture with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Pour 1 cup cream into flour mixture starting with 1/2 cup and adding a tablespoon or two at a time as needed.

Stir to make a soft dough.

Add more cream as needed.

Place dough into a floured bowl and knead a few times with the heel of your hand.