Cheese Tea Biscuit Recipe

Easy Cheese Tea Biscuits Recipe

  • Author: Kelly Neil
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Biscuits, Bread
  • Cuisine: Canadian


Ask any Maritimer and they’ll tell you – tea biscuits are a staple of life on the East Coast of Canada. This is my Acadian French grandmother’s Easy Cheese Tea Biscuits recipe,to which I return again and again.



2 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup (57g) shortening or butter

1 cup old cheddar, grated

3/4 cup milk


Preheat oven to 450ºF.

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.

With a fork, cut butter or shortening into flour until crumbly.

Add grated cheese to flour and mix.

Make a well in the center of the flour and add milk. With your hands, gather flour and milk mixture into a rough dough. Knead dough 20-25 times. With hands, pat dough to 1-inch thickness. Cut biscuits with a cutter and repeat until dough until gone.

Place on a baking sheet and bake 15-17 minutes or, until tops and bottoms are golden. Cool on rack.


You can make this recipe in a stand mixer, however, there’s just something about making them by hand that seems to make them taste better!

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