Raisin Tea Biscuits Recipe

  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Soak raisins in water for 10 minutes; drain and set aside. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a knife or pastry cutter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir milk into the flour mixture until moistened. Add the drained raisins. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and pat or roll the dough out into a 3/4 to 1-inch thick round. Cut dough with a biscuit cutter and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Beat the egg with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Brush egg mixture on each biscuit.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.