This FLAKY TEA BISCUITS RECIPE isn’t just for teatime anymore!
This classic FLAKY TEA BISCUITS RECIPE really goes the distance and is perfect on so many levels. From the ease of preparation and simple ingredients, to the many ways of enjoying their satisfying flavour, these tea biscuits are your next must-make baked good!
Although we often suggest you PIN recipes and posts for future reference, this is one you might want to print off and keep it close at hand. For sure, you’ll be making these tea biscuits again and again.
Here’s why this FLAKY TEA BISCUITS RECIPE is so fab:
Here’s yet another example of the magic that can happen with the right ingredients. Looking at the photo, you might be thinking, “Hmmm, doesn’t look like much!” Only goes to prove that recipes need not be complicated; sometimes all you need is to put readily available ingredients to good use.
There’s one point worth mentioning about baking powder and baking soda: these two ingredients contribute greatly to the success of this recipe. They react with both the wet ingredients and heat of the oven to give the biscuits lift and a rich golden colour. Make sure to check expiration dates before you begin the recipe just to make sure they’re both in top form.
RUBBED THE RIGHT WAY
Experienced biscuit makers know how important fat is to the recipe. Although some recipes call for shortening or margarine, we used butter. During the testing of the recipe, we found butter gave the biscuits a more pronounced colour and flavour. Although you can combine the butter in with the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter, we like the clean-hands-in-the-bowl method better. Rubbing the flour in with the butter by hand disperses it more evenly, giving the biscuits some serious flakiness!
ROLL AND FOLD
Pulling the dough together by hand is an easy step, as is the one-minute knead on a floured surface. The roll and fold step we show in the VIDEO and in the instructions down below is important. Rolling the dough out into a rectangle then folding it in thirds and rolling it out again is easy. Just remember to turn the dough 180 degrees before folding and repeating the steps a few more times. This also helps those biscuits climb a mile high when they bake.
CUT IT OUT
We used an inexpensive 2-inch circular cookie or biscuit cutter to cut the dough. This recipe will yield 12 biscuits, so you’ll need to cut a first round of shapes before gathering up the scraps to re-roll and cut more. We’ve provided a few links down below to purchase cookie / biscuit cutters.
As mentioned off the top, this FLAKY TEA BISCUITS RECIPE can be enjoyed lots of different ways. Perhaps most popular is serving them with butter or clotted cream and a favourite homemade jam like this APRICOT or our famous PEACH-GINGER JAM.
Another wonderful treat is to split the biscuits in half and fill them with something savoury like our DEVILED HAM SPREAD, our tasty TUNA SALAD or an herbed cream cheese and cured meats.