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)
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.