Delicate chocolate biscuits are a perfect pairing with summer berries. This drop biscuit is especially quick because it doesn't need to be patted or rolled.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 1994


Recipe Summary

1 hr


Chocolate Biscuits


Instructions Checklist
  • To make filling: Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set it over a bowl. (Alternatively, use a coffee filter lined with filter paper.) Spoon in yogurt and let drain in the refrigerator for 30 to 60 minutes. Toss strawberries with 3 tablespoons sugar in a bowl. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, until a syrup has formed, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • To make biscuits: Position rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat it with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, cocoa, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Cut butter and cream cheese into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until crumbly. Make a well in the center and add buttermilk, stirring with a fork until evenly moistened. Drop 4 mounds of batter, about 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet. Shape the mounds into 3-inch circles and bake until the tops spring back when touched lightly, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer biscuits to a rack and let cool slightly.

  • To assemble shortcakes: Slice the biscuits in half crosswise with a serrated knife. Set bottoms on dessert plates. Spoon the strawberries and syrup over the biscuits and add a dollop of the drained yogurt. Top with the biscuit tops, dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 64.4g 21% DV; exchange other carbs 4.5; dietary fiber 4.7g 19% DV; sugars 41.4g; fat 7.6g 12% DV; saturated fat 4.5g 23% DV; cholesterol 18.8mg 6% DV; vitamin a iu 213.9IU 4% DV; vitamin c 43.1mg 72% DV; folate 89.7mcg 22% DV; calcium 211mg 21% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 63.4mg 23% DV; potassium 437.8mg 12% DV; sodium 552.6mg 22% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 23% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Rated this recipe 3star/good because when I measured everything exactly I just poured in the bmilk when it was time. the batter ended up loose like a cake batter. so i just baked in cupcake form. it came out fluffy moist and yummy. i will keep it as a small cake recipe--which is actually rating the 4star/great.Since mine came out cake like I ended up using whipped cream instead of the yogurt. maybe next time i will add the bmilk slowly to get a dough consistency. Am looking forward to trying it again as a biscuit. I will top it with sugar crystals before baking.YUM! Read More