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 like the biscuits, more flaky, 
use a between 1/4 and 1/2 cups butter.)

1 cup milk.




Preheat Oven to 450 deg.F


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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