Total 5 hours and 30 minutes (includes chilling time)
Active 50 mins
Makes 4 servings
During strawberry season, I often make strawberry shortcakes around the same time that I make my classic strawberry jam to put up for the year, because I like to use the fresh jam in place of fresh strawberries in this classic dessert. The warm jam soaks into the biscuits, helping hold the two sides of the cakes together, and it also gives the dessert a sweet, decadent flavor. (If you’re not making your own strawberry jam, buy a good-quality jam that has a bright, fresh flavor and will loosen up nicely when you heat it.) These shortcakes are best eaten warm, so if you’re planning ahead, steep and chill the whipped cream ahead of time, and reheat your jam so it is warmed through and the cream is cold enough to whip right when the biscuits come out of the oven.
TIP: You can make an extra batch of the biscuits and freeze them for future breakfasts or desserts.