This week I've been cutting back on coffee and rediscovering my love of tea. Since nothing goes better with tea than fresh homemade biscuits, I've also been craving my mother's recipe. (Which is turns out she got from my grandmother so now it's become a three generational biscuit tradition!)
Thanks to the internet the instructions for my favourite tea biscuits were in my inbox in a matter of hours and, luckily for me, they are one of the easiest things I've ever made.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tsp baking soda
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cups milk (approx.)
With a pastry cutter (or two knives) mix together butter, flour, and baking soda. The butter should be cold, but not fresh out of the fridge or you'll have a hard time mixing it in. I left mine out on the counter for about twenty minutes.
Break the egg into a 1 cup measure. Beat. Fill the rest of the cup with milk (up to 1 cup). Add to dry ingredients and mix.
Now all you have to do is drop the dough in small balls onto a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes. (Or 8-10 minutes if you use a convection oven like I do.)
I wanted to shape the dough into the little triangles I remember my mom making, so I rolled it out until it was about half an inch thick and then cut it in triangles. But you could do square or circle biscuits if you like, just use your imagination!