The Homeplace

Here you will find recipes that will remind you of years gone by. Families love to get together and these recipes are some samplings of our gatherings at 'The Homeplace'.

Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Tea Biscuits

Beautiful biscuits every time. These are a must for strawberry shortcake. I rarely have cream of tartar, so I usually just skip it. It doesn't seem to affect the results at all. I have also used half the butter amount when I was running low, and the biscuits are still delicious.

2 cups flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, cold
1 cup cold milk

Put first five ingredients in large bowl. Stir thoroughly. Cut in butter until crumbly. Pour in milk. Stir quickly to combine. Dough should be soft. Turn out on lightly floured surface. Knead gently 8 - 10 times. Pat 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick or half the thickness you want the baked product to be. Cut with small round cookie cutter. Place on greased cookie sheet close together for soft sides or apart for crisp sides. Bake in 450°F oven for 12 - 15 minutes. Makes 10. This doubles well!

~ Charmin


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