Cut the shortcake into wedges at the table. Use a spoon to put a little of the stray berries and cream next to each portion.
For advance preparation, whip the cream and macerate the berries earlier the same day and keep them refrigerated. You can also prepare the biscuit up to adding the butter, just leaving the liquid to be added. But the biscuit must be baked immediately after mixing and served warm from the oven. While I wouldn’t throw away leftovers, they certainly aren’t as good after they have cooled off. Wrap and refrigerate leftovers and eat at midnight or later while standing in front of the refrigerator.
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