Flour, all purpose
Cocoa powder, unsweetened
Butter or margarine, cold
Buttermilk OR plain low-fat
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease 2 cookie sheets.
In a large bowl mix flour, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking
powder and baking soda. Cut butter in pieces. With pastry blender or
2 knives cut butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form. with
a fork stir in buttermilk or yogurt until mixture clumps together.
Divide in half. Put each on a cookie sheet in a 6-inch round.
Sprinkle each with sugar. Bake one at a time 20 minutes until pick
inserted in center comes out clean. cool on sheet on rack 5 minutes
before removing to rack to cool completely. To Make Strawberry
Shortcake: Not more than 2 hours before serving. Layer with cream and
berries. Top with cream. Garnish with a whole berry. Just before
serving pour on chocolate topping.