I did modify this recipe. My family doesn't eat anything with hydrogenated oils, so I replaced the shortening with butter. I also replaced the milk with buttermilk. There is a trick to using butter with biscuits that doesn't just apply to this recipe.... If you switch to butter, you must soft freeze the butter by tossing it in the freezer for 20 mins or so. If it melts while you are kneading it, the biscuits will just be greasy and not flaky at all. I threw all of the ingredients into the food processor with the cutting blade, and pulsed it until it formed a rough ball, about 45 seconds to one minute. Then rolled out out *quickly* folding it over about 4 times, and then cut with minimal handling. The more you handle it, the more the butter will melt. If you don't have a food processor, you can grate the frozen butter and then knead it in by hand. If you do this method, you have to make sure your milk and egg are COLD and you must work quickly. Brushing the tops with melted butter before baking will give a really nice golden top also. Best biscuit recipe I've ever had. And I think I have tried almost every one out there.
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I did modify this recipe. My family doesn't eat anything with hydrogenated oils, so I...