Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Old Fashioned Baking Powder Biscuits ~ Tea Biscuits


Great for a snack with Jam.


These biscuits are a favourite
with my family.


My Mom made these often,
to feed her large family,
with minimal ingredients.

They are a favourite of my
grandkids also, disappearing
fast when they're around.
Great served warm with butter, also with soup.

Low in cholesterol and sugar.


Ingredients:
2 cups flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter cut into small pieces
(some recipes use 1/2 cup butter)


1 cup milk.



Preheat Oven to 450 degrees


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour

baking powder and salt.



 Cut in butter until mixture is a course crumb texture

Add milk, stirring with a fork to make a soft dough

Knead lightly for a few minutes.



Roll or pat out to desired thickness-about 1/2 inch.

Cut out biscuits with a 2 inch cookie cutter.

My favorite glass works well.



Place on an ungreased cookie sheet,
Brush tops with milk (optional)



Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown

450 deg.F
Delicious hot with jam. 





  Perfect Tea Biscuits should be golden brown with a fairly smooth, level top.
They should be slightly moist, tender, light and flaky.


This recipe I took from an old Five Roses Cookbook.
I substituted the  shortening for butter.


enjoy...


My other recipes on tea biscuits:
Yogurt tea biscuits click here.
Also almond milk tea biscuits click here.

Yogurt Tea Biscuits
Almond Milk Tea Biscuits.



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