Pastry chef Michelle Polzine makes her riff on strawberry shortcake with sweet, intensely flavored Seascape strawberries and fragrant Meyer lemon cream. But since Seascapes and Meyer lemons overlap seasonally for handiest a few weeks, Polzine says long-established lemons are additionally terrific here.
The combo of cake flour and all-aim flour she makes employ of makes for the lightest shortcake, one that’s refined in the center with ample construction in the crust for the supreme bite. The buttery shortcakes are topped with turbinado sugar, which supplies them glitter and crunch. The strawberries are merely macerated, letting their natural essence shine. Incorporate homemade lemon curd into the softly whipped cream for a sunny flavored topping that brightens up the full dessert.