Well, I have to join the ranks of the admirers. I used my food processor to mix together all the dry ingredients and shortening. After that I transferred it to a bowl and added the wet ingredients. Here's why it didn't get 5 stars - the dough was WAY too wet. I did end up having to add another cup of flour to make it something I could knead out. That being said, this is the ONLY time I have ever been able to make anything other than drop biscuits. And they DID come out mile high! I don't know about the too sweet comments from other people because I've only had them with strawberry jam. But wow, these are amazing!!!! Thank you :)
I can't tell you how many biscuit recipes I have tried...this is my favorite! This is a huge moment for me because I thought I would never be able to make great biscuits for my family and I've been trying for years (until now, only a recipe containing Bisquick even came close but it was really just a doctored-up mix!) This recipe is idiot proof and it produces just the most beautiful, moist, tasty biscuits. THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS WONDERFUL RECIPE!!!!!!! These biscuits do brown quite a bit on top so don't be tempted to take them out too early or they won't be completely done inside. But having said that, these are SO GOOD and so easy to make. I thought you had to have buttermilk in the recipe to produce biscuits this good but I stand corrected. Don't know if it's the egg or the amount of baking powder...but whatever the magic ingredient is, it works!!! GIVE THESE A TRY...YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!
Quick to make but not very light. It was very moist to work with and I didn't know if this is how it should have been or it needed more flour. i added a minimum of flour when rolling it out. I'm looking for something flakier and fluffier.
Overall, this recipe is amazing. It has become our family recipe with two small changes. I only put between 1 and 2 tbs of sugar, and I add a whole tsp of salt. I have received lots of compliments on these biscuits. Thanks for sharing!
I'm not so sure if it's my fault or the recipe's! But I know for a fact (b/c I went back 2ce) that I followed the recipe verbatim. The dough could not be kneaded or shaped because it was too moist. I went with it however, and turned them into drop biscuits. Although I enjoyed them, they were too sweet for what I was looking for. If I were to make them again I would probably omit the sugar. Still flavorful, but like I said, not what I had hoped for.
these are great but I was hoping they would get a little higher. I think the 10-12 kneads was too many. I will make these again...thanks!
Wow! These Biscuits were great! I changed the recipe a little. I only made a third of the recipe and I used butter. I also used most of the egg. Because of these changes the dough was too soft to knead and roll, so I dropped them unto my pan. It didn't seem to make a difference. They were fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
I changed it a little: I used 1 cup water instead of milk, and added 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon and 1/4 cup raisens, also topped these with a powdered sugar glaze.