how to make earl grey biscuits

Posted by Lola Tanner on


Move aside banana bread, we're all about the earl grey biscuits, now! If you love earl grey tea then what could be better than earl grey flavored biscuits to go with it!? This recipe is from Country Living’s Food & Drink Editor, Alison Walker’s book 'Handmade Gifts from the Kitchen' – make them for yourself as a treat or give them as a gift for any tea lover. 

what you’ll need (makes 25-30):

  • 175g (6oz) plain flour
  • 50g (1¾oz) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp earl grey strong whole leaf tea
  • 100g (3½oz) butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 1 medium egg yolk


1. Put the flour, icing sugar and tea into a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and whizz to form a soft dough. Shape into a disc, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5, and lightly grease 2 or 3 baking sheets.

3. Remove the dough from the fridge and lightly flour a work surface. Roll out to a 5mm (¼in) thickness, cut out shapes with a 5cm (2in) heart-shaped cutter (or various sizes) and space apart on the baking sheets.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8–10 minutes until lightly golden. Leave to cool on the sheets for a couple of minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. These biscuits keep for up to 4 weeks in an airtight container or sealed packet.

5. Take a quick snap, tag us on social @teapigsus, and enjoy!

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