The Globe’s Tea Biscuits

The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness.

November 20, 2018 | | Breads

If you’ve ever nibbled a tea biscuit at The Globe Restaurant in Rosemont, you’ll know it’s light and flakey, with a touch of sweetness. You’ll know it makes an ideal accompaniment to a bowl of hearty soup, and the perfect base for a jammy tea treat. You’ll also know it takes Herculean willpower to eat just one.

The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The tea biscuits at The Globe Restaurant are light and flakey with a hint of sweetness. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Globe’s Tea Biscuits

Recipe submitted by: Valerie Jones

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Mix the first four ingredients together on a clean baking surface or in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Using a pastry scraper, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  4. Make a well in the middle and slowly add milk.
  5. Stir from the sides with your hands in a circular motion.
  6. If using a bowl, turn the dough out onto a board and knead the dough gently.
  7. Smooth out the dough to about three inches high. Pressing down lightly, use a 2-inch biscuit cutter or tin can to cut out biscuits.
  8. Beat the egg with the water. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of the biscuits with the egg mixture.
  9. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Enjoy!

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Tralee Pearce is an associate editor of In The Hills Magazine.

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