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Flaky Tea Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Stir flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together, then sift together into a large bowl.
  3. Drop chunks of butter into the dry ingredients. Rub or cut the butter into the dry mix to create a fine meal.
  4. Whisk yogurt and milk together then add to the meal mixture. Stir together, then bring together by hand to create a light dough.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 1 minute.
  6. Roll to a rectangular shape about 1-inch thick, then fold into thirds. Roll out again to a large rectangular shape, rotate 180° degrees, fold and repeat. Repeat this process 5 more times.
  7. Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch cookie cutter, transferring them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Gather scraps and repeat until all of the dough is used to create 12 biscuits.
  8. Transfer to oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and serve with butter and jam or a favourite spread / filling.
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Flour and butter blended with yoghurt and milk to create a light and fluffy texture…

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    20 MIN
  • 12 SERVINGS
Flaky Tea Biscuits Recipe

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:

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SEVENTH HEAVEN

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.

The butter tossed in with the dry ingredients

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!

Flaky tea biscuits dough

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.

Tea biscuits cut out and place onto a baking sheet

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.

Tea biscuits served with homemade jam

LET’S ENJOY!

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

Using tea biscuits to make a sandwich

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. 

Biscuits served with a favourite main course

Finally, these tea biscuits aren’t just for teatime, no way! You can serve them with your favourite bowl of soup or next to an easy main like this OVEN-ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN or our EASY ROAST CHICKEN

We’re ready to make this FLAKY TEA BISCUITS RECIPE any time!

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Flaky Tea Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
  • ½ cup yoghurt
  • 1/3 cup whole milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Stir flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together, then sift together into a large bowl.
  3. Drop chunks of butter into the dry ingredients. Rub or cut the butter into the dry mix to create a fine meal.
  4. Whisk yogurt and milk together then add to the meal mixture. Stir together, then bring together by hand to create a light dough.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 1 minute.
  6. Roll to a rectangular shape about 1-inch thick, then fold into thirds. Roll out again to a large rectangular shape, rotate 180° degrees, fold and repeat. Repeat this process 5 more times.
  7. Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch cookie cutter, transferring them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Gather scraps and repeat until all of the dough is used to create 12 biscuits.
  8. Transfer to oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and serve with butter and jam or a favourite spread / filling.

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