The perfect accompaniment to your brew

by Suzy Pelta
Official Blooming Great Tea Party blogger

What is better than a nice refreshing cup of tea with a yummy biscuit? Well what if I told you that you could combine the flavour of tea in a light buttery biscuit?

I have done just that with my English Breakfast Tea Biscuits! By flavouring the butter with tea, you are able to taste the tea in the biscuit. And, like all of my recipes, it is really easy to make. Enjoy!

English Breakfast Tea Biscuits

250g unsalted butter
40g strong loose leaf English Breakfast Tea
250g plain flour
100g icing sugar
Pinch of salt
1tsp milk

1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan on the hob.

2. Once melted, add in the tea and leave for 5 minutes.

3. Take the saucepan off the heat and allow it to stand for 5 minutes.

4. In the meantime, mix together the flour, icing sugar and salt in a large bowl.

5. Once the 5 minutes is up, pour the tea butter through a sieve into the flour, icing sugar and salt. Press down on the tea to release as much butter as possible. Discard the tea leaves left in the sieve.

6. Using your hands, mix together the ingredients. Add in the milk and work together until you have dough.

7. Roll your dough into a log shape, cover in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

8. 10 minutes before the end of chilling time, preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

9. After your chilling time is up, remove the dough from the fridge. Slice into biscuits and place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.

10. Pop the tray into the middle shelf of your oven for 12-15 minutes, until the biscuits are light golden brown.

11. Once baked, remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

12. Serve with a good strong cup of tea!

PS Why not experiment with different teas?