Afternoon Ruby Tea Biscuits

READY IN: 42mins




  • 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.