These delicious New England ,light and fluffy biscuits are worth making ,you will see. Taste great for dinner or breakfast too...Sometimes I add chopped cranberries, chopped cooked bacon pieces or pecans to the batter those are good too...
1Preheat oven to 375^.Spray a large baking sheet with not stick cooking spray,set aside
In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
2Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
In a medium bowl combine the sour cream, egg, maple sugar and all spice. Stir this mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened.
Note: Look for Maple sugar at Whole foods or Trader Joe's.
3Turn dough onto a floured surface; lightly knead dough by gently folding and pressing for 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth.
Pat out lightly or roll dough to a little better than 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2 inch round biscuit cutter.
4Place on prepared sheet pan , about 1 inch apart. Combine the Maple syrup and melted butter and brush over the tops of the biscuits.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from baking sheet and brush tops with any remaining Maple butter mixture. Serve warm or cool.