Preheat oven to 425°F.
Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl. Add melted butter. Stir.
Add a little of the cream, stir to combine. Add just enough cream to get the mixture to hold together. If the dough is very sticky, add a little extra flour.
On a floured surface, pat dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Slice into 12 biscuits - either into squares or with a biscuit cutter.
Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Serve warm. Excellent for savory dishes like creamed chicken
or sweet treats like strawberry shortcake