Whether its a cool day, an early morning with lots to do, an easy camping breakfast or an afternoon treat with friends, the tea biscuit is the perfect solution to the problem you didn't know you had. This Tea Biscuit recipe is no fail. Easy to make and versatile. While amazing fresh from the oven, you can also freeze them and enjoy later.
Growing up in Newfoundland, the Tea Biscuit was a staple. My mom always had raisin tea biscuits on hand. This recipe was one she taught me. I remember being a little girl, standing beside her and cutting out biscuits, all while sneaking bits of dough. Every time I make them, I am always nostalgic for home. I hope this recipe is one you will enjoy and make with your kids and grandkids. There is nothing like memories made in the kitchen.
Raisin Coconut Tea Biscuit
3 Cups flour
3 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup coconut
1 cup milk
Place flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a food processor. Blend until combined. Alternatively you can add the ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until combined.
If using a food processor, add the butter and blend. If not using a food processor, use a pastry blender to cut the butter into the flour mixture.
Next add the egg and turn on the food processors dough option, or mix into the flour mixture by hand. Once the egg is mostly combined, add the milk and blend until the mixture becomes a sticky dough consistency.
Remove from processor or bowl and turn out onto floured surface. Here you can add raisins and coconut and kneed into the dough. Other dried fruit options or substitutions work as well for anyone who doesn't prefer raisins.
Roll the dough out to a 1" consistency and cut out biscuits with your preferred size of cutter. I like using a 3.5" but you can use smaller.
Place unto a baking sheet with parchment or silpat and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 mins.
Now Enjoy. Pour a cup of tea or coffee and relish in your success. Remember to tag me on social @gingerandspicecakery and show me your results. Happy Baking!