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Canadian Tea Biscuits

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious recipe with a mingling of melt-in-your-mouth flavor!"
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30 m servings 312
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 biscuits)


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening with a knife or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir Cheddar cheese and chives into flour mixture; gradually stir in milk to form a soft dough.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and with floured hands, knead until smooth, about 15 times. Roll dough out to a 1-inch thickness with a floured rolling pin. Cut biscuits with a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter; place onto an ungreased baking sheet. Press dough trimmings together, roll out again, and cut remaining dough into rounds.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 312 calories; 15.7 34.5 8 13 707 Full nutrition

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Loved these... I got 10 biscuits. Popped the bag in the freezer for dinners. Defrosted one tonight.. just as yummy. Make the entire batch when you make them... they froze well

This recipe is spot on! Just like my mom (from Nova Scotia) makes! I made this recipe twice, using lard as in the instructions, and the second time with butter as a replacement for the lard. You...

If you want something quick and extremely easy on a cold morning, this is the ticket. Very quick to make with no baking experience required. Appearance, taste and texture were very good. One sug...

I made half the recipe and these were delicious! I will make again.

It was very good and easy and went well with a nice cup of tea. Next time though, I think I'll add more cheese. But that's just because I love cheese

So delicious! Instead of chives (I ran out), I used Club House La Grille Maple Bacon spice, it made them a tad more Canadian too mmmm! Thanks for the recipe!

So simple and good! I wanted to use chives but didn't have any so I used about 1/2 teas onion powder with the flour. I chose to use butter. It was just me and my immediate family so I dropped th...

I made these for my boyfriend and now he asks me to make them all the time. Great recipe and a nice addition to any meal.

My husband had a fancy for cheese biscuits and made these tonight. He made them smaller to go with dinner and I must say I was very impressed. Very scrumptious! I popped the remaining biscuits i...