Jeremy’s Favourite Tea Biscuits

I am posting this as an accompaniment to Peter’s chowder recipe. Jeremy, my ex-boyfriend and an old friend of Peter, used to make a batch of these every time we would have a creamy soup or stew.

Jeremy displays the spoils in this undated file photo

Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cut into the dry mixture, using fork or pastry blender:

  • 1/2 cup shortening

Combine in a small separate bowl:

  • 1 beaten egg
  • 2/3 cup milk

Add egg/milk mixture to the dry mixture, mixing until just combined.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 3/4 inch thick, and cut into into circles, 2-inch in diameter, using a cookie cutter or drinking glass. Place on cookie sheet (should not need greasing) and bake for 10-14 minuites until the edges are golden brown.

2 thoughts on “Jeremy’s Favourite Tea Biscuits

    1. I have not, but I suspect that would be good. BTW: shortening keeps a really long time in the fridge, and is cheap, which means having some around is not a big deal. I don’t keep it around usually either, but I have some in my fridge now, since I made pie crusts this past weekend. You can use it in quiche crusts too.


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