For years, I searched for a shortcake recipe that would satisfy an old friend's discerning taste. I tried this version out on her 40th birthday. "This is it!" She exclaimed after the first bite. The hunt is over.  I like to serve it with Sweetened Whip Cream and Sliced Strawberries and maybe a dash of lemon curd if I have it. Simple is good.


4 cups AP Flour
8 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Sugar
12 oz. Butter
2 cups Heavy Cream

Heat Oven to 400 Degrees. Grease 2 10" round Cake Pans & line the bottom with parchment.

Cut Butter into large pieces. Mix Dry Ingredients together in Processor. Add Butter & Pulse until it resembles Coarse Meal. Pour into Bowl. Stir in Cream & Knead for less than 1 minute to form soft dough. Lightly press into prepared pans. Bake for 20 minutes (depending on pan size).