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I also used butter instead of shortening. I too brushed the tops with a little melted butter & patted it to cut out instead of kneading. Very easy & Yum Yummy! Will definately make again!
I love the photos of your biscuits...simply devine.....I will be making them according to your recipe,....so thanks.....Yum comes to mind......
YUM!! these are some of the best biscuits I have ever made. light and fluffy, high and delicious! I too used butter, grated frozen butter; I didn't measure the milk, just added a little at a time until I got the right consistency. I didn't grease the cookie sheet, but I did brush the tops with a little melted butter, nice crisp on the outside and a gorgeous flaky light interior. Like you I just patted the dough into a round to cut out the biscuits. Just made them into 7 biscuits, 12 would have been very small. Thanks for posting a lovely recipe I will be making again!!
I made these biscuits based on the reviews, when I couldn't find my recipe and didn't want to call and wake my sister to get it from her. They were not good at all. They were heavy and tasteless, unless you consider the very prominent taste of baking powder. My kids wouldn't touch them and they are still sitting on their plates. My 4yr old daughter normally eats 2-3 biscuits when I make my recipe. I will definitely not be making these again.
I made this biscuits on 4/2/10 as part of mine and SO's dinner. And I goofed up on the recipe, I added baking soda instead of powder. So, I will make them right the next time then rate them. " Keep Smiling :) "