Tea Biscuits

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Derf2440

Plain biscuits can be delicious with butter and a little homemade jam!!

Top Review by havent the slightest

these were excellent. I used whole wheat pastry flour, buttermilk, and butter instead of shortening. I made 1/3 of the recipe and added raisins to some of the biscuits, which yielded 4 raisin and 2 regular biscuits. Instead of flattening them, I formed them into balls and so they baked into puffs. Thanks for the recipe, I'll definitely be making these again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening with 2 knives or a pastry blender, until mixture is the consistency of coarse cornmeal.
  3. Make a well in the centre of these ingredients, add liquid slowly.
  4. When all the liquid has been added, stir dough rather vigoroursly until it comes freely from the side of the bowl.
  5. Turn dough onto lightly floured board and knead lightly for a few minutes.
  6. Roll or pat out to desired thickness, about 1/2 inch.
  7. Cut dough with 2 inch floured biscuit cutter, or floured open end of glass, place on ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Bake in a hot oven 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

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