Combine flour and salt in mixing bowl. Cut butter into flour with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle water a little at a time over flour mixture, stirring with a fork until dough will form a ball. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to about 1/4-inch thick. Cut into sixteen 3-1/2 inch circles. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Prick with a fork. Chill thoroughly. Preheat oven to 375F. Bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until pastry begins to brown. Serve within a few hours or freeze. To serve, place a pastry round on eight individual serving plates; top with half the strawberries. Place another pastry round on top of strawberries. Top with remaining strawberries and whipped cream.
Makes 8 shortcakes.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana