3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 egg beaten
3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
3 tablespoons white sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder and cream of tartar. Cut in butter with pastry blender or two knives. Stir in cream and egg. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 2 minutes. Press into a half-inch thick sheet. Cut into squares. Place on baking sheets.
3. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes or until golden. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons sugar over sliced berries.
4. Let shortcakes cool before splitting and filling with sugared berries.