Tea Biscuits – The Anytime Rolled Biscuit

Tea Biscuits is a night time snack I use to share with my dad when he was alive. He would sit in the kitchen while I made them. Most times I made them from a boxed biscuit mix, however, I prefer to make them myself.  Below is the recipe I have used for years.

My dad liked to have his with a slice of cheddar cheese on top, where I liked to cut mine open and put some butter and some jam. We would sit down at the kitchen table and have a cup of tea and chat.

What’s your Flavor?

There are so many different variations of tea biscuits you can make using my basic biscuit recipe.

Rolled Tea Biscuits

Course Breads - Buns - Biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12 biscuits


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter shortening can be used
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Cut in butter or shortening until dough is course. Add in milk until a ball of dough forms
  4. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick.
  5.  Cut tea biscuits with a round cookie cutter or a drinking glass and bake for 12 minutes until golden brown.

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