Plain Tea Biscuits - Recipecurio.comThis is a handwritten recipe on a long sheet of lined paper. Date unknown. The writing was neat and I was able to interpret the recipe with no problem.

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Plain Tea Biscuits

2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk

Preheat oven to 450° F.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl.

Measure shortening, cut into small pieces and add to dry ingredients.

Blend together as for pastry until mixture is mealy.

Make a well in center of mixture and gradually add milk, stirring lightly with fork. Mix only until a soft dough is formed.

Turn onto lightly floured board and knead gently until dough is formed into a soft ball–about 10 seconds.

Gently roll out with floured rolling pin or pat out with hands to one half inch thickness (or thicker if preferred) use a floured biscuit cutter and cut out biscuits and place on ungreased bake sheet about 1 inch apart. Push left over bits together, pat and cut out. Do not re-roll.

Bake at 450° F 12 to 15 min.

Yields 12 biscuits (using a 2 1/4 inch cutter)

To cut the shortening into the flour a pastry blender or two table knives work well.

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2 Responses to Plain Tea Biscuits Handwritten Recipe Sheet

Helen
Published 31 October, 2008 in 6:29 am

This is the exact same recipe that my great-grandmother has passed-down via my mom and grandmother.

Our family calls them “Grandma’s Baking Powder Biscuits,” and they’re a favourite in the days right before Christmas when the family is over – and nobody has time to cook a fancy breakfast! Fast, easy, and /so/ good!

They’re wonderful with a touch of butter and big scoop of jam, or a spoonful of clotted cream!

Mmm! Mmm!

Barbara
Published 25 November, 2008 in 1:41 pm

I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed your website. It is fantastic and it brings back so many memories of my mother and grandmother’s cooking. Especially when you wrote about the cinnamon and sugar pie crust scraps! Loved those as a child, heck even now! My hubby loves them too. Thanks for posting all these terrific repcipes.

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