Place flour in bowl, add starter in a well, then add melted shortening and dry ingredients. Mix lightly and turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until the consistency of bread dough, or of a satiny finish. Pat or roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut and put on a greased pan. Coat all sides of biscuits with melted butter. Let rise over boiling water for 1/2 hour. Bake at 425 F for 15 to 20 minutes.