How to make it

  • Make the biscuits:
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt and chopped chocolate in mixing bowl.
  • Make a well in the center and add 1 1/2 cups heavy cream. Mix mixture just until it starts to stick together, using a fork.
  • Add more cream, if needed, to make a soft dough.
  • Turn dough on lightly floured surface. Knead lightly until mixture holds together.
  • Pat dough into 1 1/4 -inch thickness.
  • using a floured 3-inch cutter, cut out 6 rounds.
  • Place shortcakes on ungreased baking sheet.
  • Brush tops with 1 tablespoon heavy cream and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until puffed and golden.
  • Cool on wire rack.
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  • Make the filling:
  • Combine heavy cream, cocoa powder, confectioners' sugar, espresso powder and vanilla.
  • Beat until soft peaks form, using electric mixer at high speed.
  • Cover and refrigerate.
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  • Assemble the shortcakes:
  • Wash, dry and hull berries.
  • Cut berries in half and place in bowl.
  • Toss lightly with sugar and orange rind.
  • Split shortcakes in half.
  • Place bottom halves on 6 dessert plates.
  • Divide strawberries evenly over the shortcake bottoms.
  • Top each with dollop of cream filling.
  • Dust with confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder, if desired.
  • Top with shortcake tops.
  • Serve immediately.

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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Wow a super deluxe strawberries and chocolate shortbread.
    A winner with me.
    Five forks and a great big smile :)
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Wow! Sounds so decadent. Scrumptious!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    This is a wonderful recipe.
    High 5...
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Yummy, Yumm Yumm!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Oh Lura sweetie - this looks and sounds simply divine. I love strawberry shortcake, but this chocolate chunk variety lifts this beauty to the heavens. And the cocoa and espresso powder in that freshly whipped cream....well....*swoon*. This may very well be the perfect dessert. Thank you, thank you....thank youuuuu, m'dear! :) vickie

    P.S. Only 5 forks are showing, but I think I clicked on them about 5x...heh. *swoon*
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    " It was excellent "
    mark555 ate it and said...
    All right! When? Ahaaaaa...Yummmmm! Heaven, Slobber! what more needs to be said?
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