Rich Tea Biscuits Recipe

Rich Tea Biscuits are a British and Irish tradition! If you havent had the pleasure of trying Rich Tea Biscuits before they are a simple sweet plain biscuit. The favourite tea dunking biscuit in our opinion. We hope you enjoy our Rich Tea Biscuits Recipe .


The Ingredients:
80g Caster Sugar
180g Butter
240g NEILL’S®Plain Flour
1tbsp Milk
1tbsp Baking Powder
0.5tsp Vanilla Extract

The How-To:
Preheat the oven to 190c
Add the caster sugar, flour, baking powder and butter into a large bowl and rub together with your fingers until you create a breadcrumb texture.
Add the 1tbsp of milk and 0.5tsp of vanilla extract.
Knead into a firm dough.
Roll out to aprox 3-4mm thickness. Remember flour your rolling pin too so it doesnt stick to your dough.
Using your favourite shaped cutter (about 7 or 8cm in diameter), circular is traditional. Cut out as many biscuits as possible from the dough.
Place as many biscuits as you can on a baking sheet, dont worry they dont spread very much, if at all.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 9 mins until light golden.
Remove from oven and allow to cool, they will crips up a bit as they cool.

You’re Done!


BakingBar was launched in 2010 to provide simple and straightforward baking guides and recipes. BakingBar are currently recipe developers for Neills Flour and MyProtein.

6 thoughts on “Rich Tea Biscuits Recipe

  • January 29, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    These look good…I've never even thought about making Rich Tea before, even though they're one of my favourites! Would be good in a rocky road too!

  • November 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Is it possible to roll them thinner as they look quite thick from the picture shown. Not that that's a bad thing but is it possible out do they fall apart?

    • October 19, 2015 at 8:36 pm

      Yes it is possible to roll them thinner and I’m sure you can keep them from falling apart if you try very hard. If you can’t get the hang of it try rolling them out on wax paper, cutting them out, and then flipping the biscuits over onto the pan and peeling off the wax paper.

  • November 25, 2014 at 3:05 am

    A little orange extract and/or orange or lemon zest also goes well. :3

  • October 19, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    You changed the ingredients, though. The store-bought ones have only flour, sugar, oil, and a rising agent. Why the change?


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