Here in Missouri, some of us make shortcake with pie crust instead of biscuits or sponge cake.
Use your favorite pie crust recipe. The last time I made shortcake, I used half Crisco and half butter. I cut the Crisco into the flour til it was very fine, then I grated the butter into that mix, using the grater with the big holes. Forgot to mention I froze the butter hard before trying to grate it.
Stir gently together, with just enough water to make it stick.
Rolled it out, sprinkled it with Demarara sugar, cut it into pretty shapes (stars and moons this time). Flakiest pie crust I ever made, and the sugar added a very nice crunch.
Pie crust on the bottom, berries and whipped cream in the middle, and a pretty piece of crust on top.