2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk
Sweetened strawberries (recipe below)
Whipped cream (click here for my homemade recipe)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In large bowl, combine the flour, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; using a pastry cutter, cut into the flour and butter until it resembles coarse meal. Add the milk; pulse just until moistened, 4 or 5 times. Do not overprocess.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface; with floured surface; with floured hands, gently pat the dough into a 4-by-8 inch rectangle.
Dust a large knife with flour; cut the dough into 8 squares. Transfer to a baking sheet; sprinkle with the remaining 2 tbsp. sugar. Bake until golden about 20 minutes.
To serve, split the biscuits with a serrated knife; layer with the berries and whipped cream.
1 1/2 pounds (about 6 cups) fresh strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
Hull and quarter the strawberries; toss in a medium bowl with the sugar. Let stand until syrupy, tossing occasionally, at least 20 minutes (and up to 1 day, covered and refrigerated).
** Adapted from Martha Stewart cookbook, Great Food Fast