Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

Very addictive and wonderful served warm. Cheese can be omitted for traditional tea biscuits!


  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Sift and measure flour.
  3. Add baking power and salt.
  4. Stir in grated cheese (optional).
  5. Cut up shortening and add.
  6. Pour in milk.
  7. Mix until sticky.
  8. Put on lightly floured surface and kneed 8-10 times.
  9. Roll out or pat until half an inch thick.
  10. Cut with floured glass.
  11. Bake on ungreased baking sheet for 12-15 minutes or light golden brown.
Most Helpful

Great recipe but suggest you cut in shortening then add cheese. Either way yummie also have used it for raisin tea biscuit adding a little sugar and using butter instead of shortening

Smooth Operator April 01, 2012