Let’s get this straight. Strawberry shortcake is not based on sponge cake, angel cake or, in fact, any cake at all. A proper strawberry shortcake is made with a slightly sweetened biscuit, and it only takes a few steps to perfection. A biscuit base is sturdy enough to stay crisp despite the flood of strawberry juice and soft cream that is the delight of a real strawberry shortcake.

1. Cut your strawberries in half, and mix with sugar. Allow them to rest to get those juices out.

2. Split your trusty biscuit horizontally, and layer with halved strawberries.

3. Obviously, you need whipped cream on top. Add a healthy dollop and serve!

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