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Tea Biscuits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Joy Smith George
Added: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. flour
8 tsp. baking powder
8 T. sugar
5 T. chilled unsalted butter
1 1/4 c. low fat evaporated milk
2 egg yolks
1/2 c. dried currants or raisins
1 egg, beaten, to glaze

Directions:
Directions:
Sift flour, sugar and baking powder together. Add butter, rub with fingertips till mixture resembles fine meal. Whisk milk and egg yolks in small bowl, add to dry ingredients. Stir till "just" combined. Mix in currants. Will be a loose dough, gather it up and pat it together into a ball (don't knead too much). Put on floured surface, press to thickness of 1". Cut 2 1/2" (or so) biscuits. Transfer to cookie sheet, brush with glaze (beaten egg). Bake at 425 till golden brown, about 9 minutes (watch carefully). Foil after 5 minutes if getting too brown.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
About 20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are quite good, not too sweet, low-fat. Serve with your favorite preserves or lemon curd.

 

 

 

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