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Nanny's Newfoundland Tea Biscuits


"My nanny used to make these tea biscuits all the time. One of my favorite memories of visiting Newfoundland is standing at the kitchen table as she made these and gave us a little bit of the raw dough to taste. They're light and delicious! Serve hot with butter and jam."
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30 m servings 149 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets.
  2. Whisk flour and baking powder together in a bowl; stir in raisins. Whisk milk and eggs together in a bowl.
  3. Beat butter, sugar, and salt together in a bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat egg mixture into butter mixture; stir in flour mixture until dough is just mixed.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll out about 1-inch thick. Cut dough with a biscuit cutter or juice glass; place biscuits onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 149 calories; 4.9 g fat; 23.2 g carbohydrates; 3.4 g protein; 34 mg cholesterol; 142 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Good recipe. Sugar needs to be doubled. Brush with milk to get a golden brown top.

These are a lovely little biscuit and would be perfect along side a cup of tea. The raisins add just the right amount of sweetness. I served them warm with a little butter. I made only a port...

Loved them and they are delicious the next day as well. They don't dry out. The next time I will reduce the sugar by 1/2. I also like that there is no lard!! Nothing like great homebaked goods f...

The dough came out really wet so I had to knead in quite a bit of additional flour. I used a small glass but only got 14, so I need to find a smaller glass! Mine took 20 minutes, I'm sure beca...

Very similar to my Nan's tea biscuits she's from Newfoundland as well. A tasty recipe that I will be making again!

This turned out delicious! It was really inconvinient to use 3 bowls though

Best that I have made so far. They would be great for strawberry shortcake and I made cinnamon rolls they were perfect. Thank you.