Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Try It Out Tuesday: Tea biscuits


This is a lovely simple biscuit recipe that is can be easily whipped with the aid of food processor.  The name of the biscuit is actually literal as tea leaves are actually in the biscuit itself.
It is probably best to use loose leaf tea for this recipe, we have tried it with rose tea, violet tea and earl grey and they have all been lovely so don't be afraid to experiment.  The biscuits have a delicate flavour but also sophisticated buttery crunch like shortbread, they never stay too long in the Dormouse biscuit tin! 

Tea biscuits
(makes 2 dozen)
What you need
100g plain flour
30g sugar
30g icing sugar
1 tablespoon tea leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon water
1/2 cup unsalted butter

How to make it


Preheat oven to 190C or gas mark 5. Pulse together all the dry ingredients in a food processor until the tea leaves are pulverized.

Add vanilla, water, and butter. Pulse together until a dough is formed. Form the dough into a log onto a piece of wax or baking paper. Wrap the paper around and roll the log smooth. Freeze now, or chill for at least 30 minutes.
When chilled, slice the log into 1/3 inch thick pieces. Place on baking sheets and bake until the edges are just brown, about 12 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks.