One of the benefits of growing up in the country is that we never learned of the horrors of white flour and carbohydrates until much later in life 🙂
My Grandma would bake up batches of tea biscuits on a regular basis. There is something fantastic about any bread product that is fresh from the oven! This is a treat that we enjoyed with homemade jam and a cup of tea. Delicious!
Adapted from Let’s Break Bread
United Church of Meadowood
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 5 tbsp shortening
- 1 egg, beaten plus milk to make 3/4 cup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
- Combine dry ingredients in mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender. Add liquid slowly till dough forms.
- Add raisins (if using)
- Remove dough to floured surface and roll out. Cut into desired shape. (I don’t have a biscuit cutter, so I just used a water glass!)
- Bake in 450°F oven for 8-10 minutes.