Tea Sandwiches can be made out of anything you like on a sandwich, but the bread… The Bread Must Be Irresistible! Homemade biscuits are fast and easy to make, and always look spectacular with these quaint little bite-size sandwiches.

My British husband tells me that a sandwich is not a sandwich without butter, and so while I will put butter on a few of these charming sandwiches, I like other things on my sandwich as well.

Let’s make our biscuits, and then on my video I have given you a few ideas for options to put on these sandwiches.


Makes about 35 petit biscuits

  • Flour – 2 cups
  • Baking powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Butter – 5 tablespoons
  • Whole milk – 1 cup, plus extra to brush tops before baking


Preheat oven to 425

Place flour, baking powder, salt, and butter into a food processor and give it a whirl until the ingredients are well incorporated. While machine is running, slowly pour a steady stream of milk. The dough will come together quickly into a ball. If dough feels sticky, add a splash of flour, if dry, add a splash of milk.

On a floured countertop, roll out the dough to about ¾ of an inch. Use a small biscuit cutter to cut out the size you want.


Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush just a little milk across the tops, and bake for about 15 minutes, or until a golden color begins to form.

Your biscuits are now ready for filling. Anything from peanut butter and jelly, to thinly shaved pieces of meat can be used. In my video you will see that I have used the traditional butter, watercress, radish, and cucumber filling, but I have also make a different batch of sandwiches with mustard, smoked salmon, cucumber, and dill. Sky is the limit!

Biscuits keep for several days in an airtight container.


For you shopping convenience, these are the biscuit cutter I use.


  1. You make my heart sing I love them

  2. Wonderful for tea. I did giggle when I saw the butter!! I immediately thought of my Mother in Law who was from Manchester and would have loved these <3

  3. These look great! As a Brit, I understand the belief in needing butter, though I am one of the few who never really liked it unless very thin. So with you on using other things!

    • So glad to hear your perspective on the ever loving butter! Hubby likes butter on everything. I grew up an olive oil gal! Are you living in England? I am near DC with all the crazies over here!

  4. Love it.

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