How to Make 'Light as Air' Tea Biscuits

Almost cake-like, these are not traditional biscuits and are perfect with fresh or macerated fruit. They are also lighter than scones.

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How to Make 'Light as Air' Tea Biscuits Recipe
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2 cups of flour. Remove 2 tablespoons and set aside for later.  Place in food processor. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2 cups of flour. Remove 2 tablespoons and set aside for later. Place in food processor. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

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Add 1/4 cup of sugar.

Add 1/4 cup of sugar.

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Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Add 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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Add 2 teaspoons baking powder. Pulse once to mix.

Add 2 teaspoons baking powder. Pulse once to mix.

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3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) cold butter cut into cubes. Add to food processor and pulse a few times. Do not keep the processor running.

3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) cold butter cut into cubes. Add to food processor and pulse a few times. Do not keep the processor running.

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1 egg. Mix with milk or cream before adding to processor. Do not add egg by itself.

1 egg. Mix with milk or cream before adding to processor. Do not add egg by itself.

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7 tablespoons cold milk, cream, or half n half. Use flavored liquid creamer if you have it.  Mix with  egg. Add last.  Pulse until the dough just comes together. Add a little bit of water if needed.

7 tablespoons cold milk, cream, or half n half. Use flavored liquid creamer if you have it. Mix with egg. Add last. Pulse until the dough just comes together. Add a little bit of water if needed.

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Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour on greased baking tray or silicone mat.  Place dough on flour.   Sprinkle top with other tablespoon of flour and flatten/spread with spatula.   Do not  handle or knead.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour on greased baking tray or silicone mat. Place dough on flour. Sprinkle top with other tablespoon of flour and flatten/spread with spatula. Do not handle or knead.

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With spatula, shape into rectangle or circle. Do not knead.

With spatula, shape into rectangle or circle. Do not knead.

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Score into  squares or wedges, depending on shape of dough.  Do not cut through. Bake for    about 20 minutes.

Score into squares or wedges, depending on shape of dough. Do not cut through. Bake for about 20 minutes.

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Serve with whipped cream, fresh fruit or jam. These biscuits pair better with sweet not savory food like bacon and eggs.  Thanks for viewing. For awesome napkins, please click on http://goo.gl/wRi61C

Serve with whipped cream, fresh fruit or jam. These biscuits pair better with sweet not savory food like bacon and eggs. Thanks for viewing. For awesome napkins, please click on goo.gl/wRi61C

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