Strawberry Shortcakes

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Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

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A true shortcake is not the sponge cake that’s typically used for this famous old dessert, but something a lot like a drop biscuit. We make these all the time, and it’s an essential for our Easter parties.



  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 stick


  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.
  2. To make the shortcakes: Whisk the flour and sugar together in a large bowl. Cut butter into the flour mixture with a wire whisk until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. A few s