Mix the strawberries with the sugar in a medium bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed. This will help draw out the natural juices in the strawberries.
Using a hand mixer on high speed, beat the heavy whipping cream with sugar until you get stiff peaks. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, melted butter and buttermilk until a soft dough forms. Drop by the spoonful onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425° F oven for about 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Split shortcakes with a knife and place in shallow bowls. Fill with strawberries and whipped cream.
About this recipe
Recipe and photo excerpted from A Farmgirl's Table by Jessica Robinson