So I pulled out my go to biscuit recipe (omitting cream and pepper and adding 1/3 cup sugar to the mixture) and went at it. While making the biscuits I macerated the strawberries (meaning I cut them up and put them in a bowl with 1/3 cup sugar and a squirt or two of lemon juice), and made up the whipped cream (whipping cream + vanilla and powdered sugar to taste).
It turned out delightful. To get the biscuits to look like this, I used a large flower cutter I had and sprinkled the tops with sugar (raw sugar would be best, and the regular stuff wasn't that noticeable) before I baked them.
They were everything I had hoped they would be. I think I'm a shortcake convert, no more angel food cake here!