Tea Biscuits

Tea Biscuits


"A quick tea time treat. Serve warm, buttered, and with jam or honey."


servings 96 cals
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Original recipe yields 20 servings



  • Calories:
  • 96 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.4 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.2g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 218 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut shortening in until mixture has a fine crumb texture. Stir in milk with a fork to make a soft dough. Knead 8 to 10 times, and then roll out to a thickness of at least 1/2 inch. Cut into rounds with a cookie or biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheet, and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm.
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  1. 369 Ratings


GREAT!!! The taste and texture were quite wonderful. I left the butter in slightly larger pieces, which I think adds to flakiness, and I got eleven 3-inch biscuits out of this recipe. The fir...

YUMMY!!! Wonderful -used butter flavored crisco and turned out perfect. Should have made them bigger so it would look like I only ate 2 when I really ate 4.

I lost my grandmother's recipe for tea biscuits and now that she's gone I thought I'd never have them again. This comes pretty close! I'm used to English tea biscuits that are sweeter or more ...

This recipe really is quick and easy. I just made these biscuits for the second time this week and added approx. 2 cups of grated marble cheese before adding the milk. They turned out great. ...

These are very nice biscuits and the dough isn't a horrible mess to work with. I often think bread recipes don't call for enough salt, so I added a little more salt. I don't recommend doing th...

These biscuits were GREAT, especially drizzled with organic agave! Per reviewers' suggestions I used 1/4c. butter and 1/4c. shortening. Also cut back on the salt. A great reviewers' suggestio...

These were very good, best when fresh out of the oven. I made 8 larger biscuits and didn't roll out the dough but patted it down with my fingertips. Followed the recipe exactly and they were don...

These tea biscuits are fluffy, cripsy, buttery, flavourful, melt in your mouth ... In other words, absolute perfection! Plus, they're magnificent no matter how you go about preparing them: By f...

Perfect, incredibly easy to make, easy to roll, was ready in 5 mins to the oven with a stand mixer. These will be come a new house stand by. Thank you