Was there someone in your family who made the traditional strawberry shortcake? A shortcake is delicious in summer, and you don’t have to use strawberries. You could substitute the strawberries for sliced mango or peaches, apricots or nectarines, even blueberries would be a good option.
I think the trick to a tender shortcake is ensuring the butter is cold and chopped into pea-sized pieces. I’ve been told that when the cake bakes and the butter melts, it creates small pockets of air that create a flakiness in the biscuit.
FOR THE SHORTCAKE
FOR THE TOPPING