Tuesday, May 21, 2013
These past few weeks, life has been as stressful as it can get. When I'm stressed, I use various ways to get through the days and try to find a modicum of serenity, and one of them is to bake. I love baking . . . it's like spending time with my Grandmother again.
I thought I'd like to share her recipe for Tea Biscuits with you. I don't know where she got it - maybe from a cookbook here, or maybe she brought it with her from Ireland. I just know they are wonderful, served warm with butter and jam, and of course, a good, stiff cup of tea.
Nannie's Tea Biscuits.
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup of shortening/butter/margarine (I use Bacel margarine)
1 cup milk
Mix the dry ingredients together. Cut in the shortening (or which ever choice you use). Add the milk slowly and mix. Turn the dough out on a floured board and knead gently for a few minutes.
Pat into a circle (or square) about a 1/2 inch thick. Cut into circles with a cookie cutter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 450 for 12 - 14 minutes.
Serve warm with butter, jam, and a lovely cup of tea.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.