Despite what the makers of baking mix want you to believe, making biscuits at home is not hard. It just takes a bit of know-how and practice. I am a true believer in the butter/shortening being in large pieces. It may seem funny to cut them into the size of hazelnuts, but as you fold the dough you will flatten the shortening and create flaky layers. Those are what you want!!
Recipe posted by TexasBaker