Raisin Tea Biscuits

Raisin Tea Biscuits

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"Moist, lightly sweet biscuits are just perfect for breakfast or a cup of tea in the afternoon. This is as close as I could get to the store bakery version. My husband and kids loved these just as much as the store bought biscuits. We make a lactose free version with vanilla soy milk and margarine, but have made the milk variety for others. Recipe works perfectly in both options."
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30 m servings 416 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 19 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 55g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 474 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Soak raisins in water for 10 minutes; drain and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a knife or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir milk into the flour mixture until moistened. Add the drained raisins. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll the dough out into a 3/4 to 1-inch thick round. Cut dough with a biscuit cutter and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Beat the egg with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Brush egg mixture on each biscuit.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.


  1. 37 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Oh my, these are some of the best tea biscuits ever and being half English I know my tea biscuits! I am so happy to be the first to rate this recipe. These come very close to my Grandmother's! I...

Most helpful critical review

we didn't really care for these. sorry.

Oh my, these are some of the best tea biscuits ever and being half English I know my tea biscuits! I am so happy to be the first to rate this recipe. These come very close to my Grandmother's! I...

The original recipe was for lactose free biscuits. In order to do this I used vanilla soy milk or almond milk. I also use Fleishmann's margarine as it is parve. I also used dried cranberries ...

Wow. I reviewed these yesterday but my review is gone. I will try again. I made these with the extra raisins and sugar mentioned in Jillian's review and they were delicious! I used half butt...

These were really great. My husband always likes something to have with his coffee each morning and these were perfect. You can adjust the sugar to your own preference for sweetness, change fl...

These were so easy! I tried it with double the sugar, but they were waaay too sweet. So I tried it again with 1/4 cup of sugar instead. It was sweet, but not too sugary. It's a great recipe and...

These are SOOO good!!! I listened to a previous review and doubled the sugar and raisens, I was worried that it would be too sweet but it wasn't, it was just perfect! The dough is a bit hard to ...

Saw raisin tea biscuits in store today, and being a baker I hate to pay the price in supermarket. Came home and saw this recipe and read reviews, so I used a cup raisins and 1/4 cup sugar and th...

Very Very easy recipe and the tea biscuits were gone!!!! My co-workers enjoyed them and the most popular comment was 'its not too sweet'. They were very easy to make, thank you for the recipe. O...

These were great! Taste was spot on and couldn't be quicker or easier to make. Would be almost exactly like a Hardee's raisin biscuit with a glaze on top. Will definitely be in the rotation for ...

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