Strawberry shortcake with chunks of chocolate baked in the shortcake.
Wash, hull and slice strawberries. Add sugar and lightly mix. Set aside for at least 20 minutes until the juice begins to flow.
In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
Stir in the chocolate
Mix in the heavy cream, stirring just until the dough begins to come together.
Use your hands to form dough into a ball. Press dough against the sides to incorporate any remaining flour.
Lightly knead the dough two to three times, just to further mix the ingredients together.
Place on a very lightly floured surface and pat out into a circle. Keep dough approximately one inch high.
Use a three inch biscuit cutter and cut out biscuits. Place on a baking tray covered with a silicone baking liner or on a lightly greased baking tray.
Rework any scraps together to make additional shortcakes.
Brush the surfaces of shortcakes lightly with additional heavy cream.
Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden.
Cool on a baking rack.
Use a fork to split the shortcakes.
Place the bottom half of a shortcake on a plate. Place a dollop of whipped cream, a spoonful of strawberries and then the top of the shortcake. Add another dollop of whipped cream on top and garnish with a sliced strawberry and chocolate shavings.
Strawberries and shortcakes can be prepared ahead of time.