An Old-Fashioned Shortcake: Biscuit-Style Strawberry Shortcakes
This is the best strawberry shortcake you will ever have. It is a follow-up to my last post: Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding (6.24.16) because both recipes were inspired by the same book, authored by Chef Larry Forgione, whose New York restaurant, An American Place, was getting a lot of buzz in the mid-1990’s. That’s when we went there for lunch one day and I fell in love with his chocolate pudding. His cookbook has a lot of wonderful old-fashioned American desserts, but this recipe is the winner of all the biscuit-style shortcake recipes that I’ve ever tried, and believe me, there have been many. The source of the recipe, according to Chef Forgione, is James Beard’s mother, who owned a boarding house and was an excellent cook.