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.


This recipe yields around 15 biscuits.

They are a favourite of my grandkids also, 
disappearing fast when they're around.

Great served warm with butter, also with soup.




Ingredients:
2 cups flour

4 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter cut into small pieces.

(If you want the biscuits, more flaky, 
use a between 1/4 and 1/2 cups butter.)

1 cup milk.




Preheat Oven to 450 degrees


In a medium bowl, whisk together flour

baking powder and salt.



Butter



 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 right out of the oven,  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.



My other recipes on baking powder biscuits ~ tea biscuits:


also

Yogurt replaces the milk.





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