Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes

When we have summer cookouts my mother-in-law often makes strawberry shortcakes with homemade biscuits. I have to admit, these are the only strawberry shortcakes I have ever tasted, but they are delicious, especially warm. I believe the biscuit recipe is from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook not even intended for this dessert.

First you hull and slice a few small packages of strawberries (2 lbs) and mash them with a bit of sugar, about 1/4 cup. (You can use a potato masher or a cup). Let them macerate in the fridge for awhile.

For the biscuits: Stir 2 cups of all purpose flour, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp cream of tartar, and 1/2 tsp salt. Cut in 1/2 cup margerine until there are coarse crumbs (I like to use my hands). Set aside. Heat 3/4 cups chocolate chips, 2 Tbls butter, and a splash of milk together until melted. Add the melted ingredients to the dry mixture along with 1/2 cup milk.

Stir dough together. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for 10-12 strokes. The dough will be somewhat crumbly. Roll or pat to 1/2 inch think and use a drinking cup to cut your biscuit circles.

Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes. Serve biscuits warm topped with strawberries and whipped cream. Just  an FYI, these are delicious re-heated. Pop them in the microwave with a tiny bit of butter and you are in heaven!

If you’d like to make these Chocolate Strawberry Shortcakes, here is a printable recipe.


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  1. Stephania Andrade says

    This looks amazing!
    I might have to forward this post to my sister so she can make it for our next family reunion, since I can’t/don’t bake.

  2. says

    What a great idea! As someone who adores chocolate covered strawberries, I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before and I can’t wait to try it!

  3. says

    Now this sounds super yummy. I have never had strawberry shortcake with biscuits but I just might have to try it. Thanks for the recipe.

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