Top Ten Tea Biscuit Recipes

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peanut-butter-tea-biscuitsI love making tea biscuits any chance I get. They are quite suitable to be added to any meal and the sweet versions make a great after lunch or a dinner snack. Tea biscuits are incredibly easy and quick to make and that to me that is one of the most appealing attributes – not to mention that the aroma of freshly baked goods is always, always good!

I have posted Prize winning Tea Biscuit Recipe quite a while ago and it was very well received – you can find it following this link:

Prize Winning Tea Biscuit Recipe

Top 10 Tea Biscuits Recipes

 

1. Quick Tea Biscuits

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Cut shortening in with pastry knife or 2 butter knives until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. Add milk and stir with a fork to make a soft dough
  5. Knead about 10 times and gently roll out to desired thickness – no less than ½ inch.
  6. Cut out rounds with a cookie or biscuit cutter (I use small juice glass)
  7. Repeat by gently kneading dough into one piece and repeating cutting until you use up all your dough (do not work the dough to hard doing this or your biscuits will be tough)
  8. Place your biscuits on a greased cookie sheet
  9. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until golden and save warm
  10. You can brush them with melted butter when you take them out of the oven for extra taste.

2. Beer Tea Biscuits

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Ingredients:

 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup beer

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt
  3. Cut in shortening until dough has crumbly consistency
  4. Stir in beer and knead gently
  5. Roll the dough out to no less than ½ inch thickness
  6. Cut with round cookie or biscuit cutter
  7. Bake 10 -12 minutes or until golden brown

3. Sour Cream Biscuits

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Combine flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  2. Add sour cream and mix together to make a soft dough. You can add water if you need to.
  3. Flour your hands and shape dough into desired biscuit shapes – soft round shapes work the best
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown

4. Cinnamon Sour Cream Biscuits

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, soda and salt
  3. Cut in margarine and make well in the centre
  4. Add sour cream, 2 tablespoons of milk and raisins.
  5. Stir until just combined – not a good idea to overmix this (you can add more milk at this point if you need to)
  6. Empty dough onto floured surface and gently knead about 10 times.
  7. Pat to no less than ½ inch thickness.
  8. Cut to round shapes with cookie or biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter in flour between each cut.
  9. Place each biscuit onto floured cookie sheet
  10. Bake at 450F for 10-12 minutes or until golden and cool slightly on wire rack after baking.
  11. Stir together confectioner’s sugar and teaspoons of milk.
  12. Drizzle mixture over warm biscuits, then sprinkle with additional cinnamon/sugar mixture if you wish. I like using vanilla sugar and cinnamon mixture – the aroma is awesome!

5. Whipped Cream Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Stir in cream
  3. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead gently about 10 times
  4. Roll out to ¾ – 1″ thickness and cut with 2 inch round biscuit cutter
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 425F for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Serve warm

6. Honey Tea Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl
  2. Cut in butter until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Stir in milk and honey – only until just moistened.
  4. Turn the mixture onto floured surface and knead gently 8-10 times.
  5. Roll out to ¾ – 1″ thickness and cut into round shapes with 2 – 2-1/2 ” biscuit cutter
  6. Place on a greased baking sheet about 1 inch apart
  7. Bake at 450 for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown

7. Cinnamon Raisin Tea Biscuits

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Ingredients

Biscuits:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup raisins

Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add milk and raisins and stir gently only until ingredients are combines.
  4. Turn dough onto floured surface and knead for about 2 minutes (You will want this dough to be nice ad smooth)
  5. Roll to no less that ½ inch thickness
  6. Cut out round shapes about 2-1/2″ in diameter with cookie or biscuit cutter.
  7. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 450F for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  8. Combine the icing ingredients and drizzle mixture over warm biscuits

8. Upside Down Orange Tea Biscuits

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Ingredients

Biscuits:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Directions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly.
  3. Stir in milk until just moistened.
  4. Turn onto floured surface and knead gently for 10-12 minutes
  5. Roll out into 12 x 15 inch rectangle and spread with butter
  6. Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over butter
  7. Roll up jelly roll style, starting from the short side.
  8. Cut into 12 equal pieces.
  9. Place upside down in a greased 9 inch round baking pan.
  10. Combine topping ingredients and pour over biscuits
  11. Bake at 450F for 20 – 25 minutes or until lightly brown
  12. Cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, invert onto serving plate and serve warm.

9. Cheddar Puff Tea Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Bring milk and butter to boil in a large saucepan
  2. Add flour all at once and stir until you can form a smooth ball.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes
  4. Add eggs – one a time, beating well after each addition
  5. Add cheese, garlic powder and pepper, beat again until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls  about 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350F for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown
  8. Serve warm and refrigerate leftovers.

10. Fluffy Whole Wheat Tea Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup milk

Directions

  1. Combine flours, baking powder, sugar and salt in a medium size mixing bowl and mix together well.
  2. Cut in butter until mixture gets crumbly.
  3. Stir in milk until just moistened.
  4. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead gently about 10 times.
  5. Roll out to about ¾” thickness and cut shapes with round 2-1/2 inch biscuit or cookie cutter
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 450F for about 10-12 minutes until lightly browned
  7. Serve warm

Hope you enjoy these recipes – please send in your comments,suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed!

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