Nana's Tea Biscuits

Nana’s Tea Biscuits

Nana's Tea BiscuitsWhen I was little, we spent a lot of time at my Nana Cynthia’s house, and she involved us in making many delicious things.  Several of my favourite recipes have come from her.  Whether eating or hanging out, the kitchen was the centre of the home and definitely her domain – most of my memories of her are in her kitchen, a lit cigarette ((Always Player’s Plain!)) in one hand, and a glass of Papa’s home-made, sweet red wine in the other, telling me stories about her life as a teenager in and near London during WWII.  

She died a couple of years ago, and my mom has been posting her WWII diaries online; you can read them here.

When my sister Cassie was young, she had a craving for Nana’s Tea Biscuits, and called her up to get the recipe, which is why I have it now, including the recipe card that Cassie copied it down on, which has been in my mom’s recipe box since the late 80s.

Nana's Tea Biscuits
Delicious hot out of the oven with butter, or lovely with jam. Cassie and Sammi use the recipe to make dumplings for soup, too!
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  1. 2 cups flour
  2. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1/3 cup oil
  5. 2/3 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir till mixture clings
  4. Knead 10 times.
  5. Pat out to 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Cut in circles (use a juice glass) on an un-greased cookie sheet.
  7. bake 10 minutes, until golden.
Candace Shaw