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.
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”
I don’t tend to keep shortening around. Have you ever tried substitutin butter?
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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