2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, browned
1/4 cup brown sugar + 1 tablespoon for sprinkling
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Sliced strawberries & whipped cream
Brown butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. (Click here for a post on browning butter.) Pour into a separate bowl and allow to cool slightly.
Preheat oven to 425°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
Whisk brown sugar into slightly cooled browned butter. Add mixture to the bowl with flour and whisk until just combined. Add the milk, a little at a time, and continue whisking until a smooth dough begins to form. Fold in chocolate chips.
Drop by the spoonful onto a baking sheet lined with parchment, form into a round shape, and sprinkle with a little brown sugar. Bake for 12 minutes.
Allow to cool completely, then slice and layer with sliced strawberries and whipped cream.
Makes 6 shortcakes.