Nanny's Tea Biscuits

Nanny's Tea Biscuits
3 cups flour (can be 1/2 white and 1/2 whole wheat if you like) 
3/4 cup  cold butter ( not margarine )
1 tsp salt
1&1/2 tsp sugar
7 tsp baking powder
1&1/2 cup very cold water.


  • Mix dry ingredients in large bowl.
  • With pastry cutter cut in cold butter until small and crumbly.
  • Add water just until moist. 
  • Do not over mix (this will make your biscuits tough)
  • Flour board or clean counter and put dough on it.
  • Bring the outside of the dough towards you from all sides and knead 4-6 times very gently.
  • Add more flour a little at a time if you need to so the dough is not to sticky to cut with biscuit cutter.
  • Put biscuits on parchment lined or greased baking sheet 9x13". approx. 12 to a pan.
  • Bake 425F for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Serve warm!! Enjoy!!