Prep 30 mins
Cook 12 mins
This comes from the Anne of Green Gables cookbook. These biscuits are wonderful, and one of the first things I learned how to make. Please note the recipe is designed for kids and writing as written.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 3⁄4 cup milk
- 1⁄2 cup jam or 1⁄2 cup jelly, red
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Measure the sifted flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt and mix with fork in large mixing bowl.
- Cut in vegetable shortening until it looks like coarse bread crumbs.
- Add the milk and mix it into the flour with fork-but only until the mixture will form a soft ball.
- Place the ball of dough on a lightly floured surface and knead it 12 times.
- Rub some flour on rolling pin and roll the dough until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
- With a large biscuit cutter cut circles, very close together, in the dough. Use a straight downward motion and do not twist the cutter.
- With a spatula lift HALF of the circles, one at a time onto a cookie sheet and arrange them about 1 inch apart.
- With a small cutter cut a hole in the center of the rest of the circles to make rings and lift out the centers. Set the centers aside.
- Place the rings on top of the circles on the cookie sheet.
- Place a teaspoon of red jam or jelly in each ring.
- Bake biscuits for 12-15 minutes until golden.
- Immediately take bicsuits off cookie sheet with spatula.
- With centers bake into little biscuits.
This recipe is fantastic!! The biscuit turned out just right, and it was so easy to make!! I will keep making these for breakfast and tea time for a long time to come. <br/><br/>I have been a big fan of Anne of Green Gables. It makes me romantic to have these Ruby Tea Biscuit for my tea time. Thank you for posting!!
Delightful! I used margarine instead of shortening, otherwise made just as directed. The dough was so soft but not sticky at all, and the biscuits were light and moist. I used raspberry jam and dusted the tops (including the little ones) with some powdered sugar. Loved these - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2012