This is my late Grandad’s recipe for tea biscuits. The best around that’s for sure!
Compared to a Tim Horton’s plain Tea biscuit, it’s nutrition is much more sound. They freeze well so make a batch, throw them in the freezer and take one with you instead of buying one.
Tims: 250 cal, 9 g fat, 590 mg sodium
Grandpa’s: 105 cal, 2.7 g fat, 220 mg sodium


4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp cream of tartar
4 tbsp canola oil
1 3/4 cups 1% buttermilk
Mix the dry ingredients in mixer. (this is the place to add cheese or raisins to the mix – old cheddar works best, I use almost a whole brick)
Add oil.
Add milk.
Spread dough over floured table to about 1.5 inches thick. Use circular cutter to cut out 24 biscuits. Place so that they are all touching on a cookie sheet (I preheat mine). Bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes.


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