Monday, November 23, 2009

Baking tea biscuits with Emma

An enjoyable activity on cold foggy winter days is baking - and now Emma can participate in other ways than in eating!!

Emma checking on the biscuits

Here's a dead easy recipe for tea biscuits you can adapt using coffee or chocolate chips or whatever else you prefer to tea leaves!

Emma checking out the timer

Tea Biscuits

Makes about 45 - Ready in approx. 1h30 (although I get the dough ready the night before and then it takes way less time to cut the cookies and bake!)


  • 200g flour
  • 125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 115g light muscovado sugar (or mix half muscovado / half white if the taste bothers you)
  • 1 Lady Grey tea bag (we used Twinings)
  • 1 egg


  1. beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy
  2. add the Lady Grey tea leaves and stir until well combined
  3. beat in the egg
  4. carefully fold in the flour
  5. roll the dough on a into a rectangular loaf of about 20 cm long
  6. wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 1 hour until the dough is firm enough to slice
  7. slice the dough loaf into 5 mm biscuits and place on paper-lined baking tray
  8. bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned
  9. transfer the cookies to a wire rack and leave to cool before serving or storing in a tin
5. roll the dough into a rectangular loaf ------------ 7. slice the dough into 5mm biscuits


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