We made these to have for biscuits and gravy! They worked really well! I would not eat these plain, but for sure with butter and jelly or gravy! MY only tip would be to sort of roll them in a ball and squish slightly. I didn't find them to rise real well. Our biscuits were soft and had a good texture, but flat. The second batch I i made like cookie dough balls and they were PERFECT!
I've been drooling over the photo Paula posted to this recipe since I first saw it - and now I have made them...they taste every bit as good as they look. I didn't add the guar gum and used margarine instead of the shortening (we dont have ready access to US style shortening in Aus). Great recipe - I truely wish I could give more than 5 stars! Reviewed for Aus/NZ Forum recipe swap November 2012