Biscuits For Tea Sandwiches

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Homemade Biscuits With Suggestions For Tea Sandwiched

Miniature versions of a plump, flaky, buttery biscuit to make delicate looking tea sandwiches.

The Charming Whimsy Of An Afternoon Tea

Tea Sandwiches

Tea Sandwiches can be made out of anything you like on a sandwich, but the bread… the bread must be irresistible!

My British hubby 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 tea sandwich as well.

Tea Biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

Homemade biscuits are fast and easy to make, and always look spectacular as a quaint little bite-size sandwiches.

While my mother always made her biscuits by hand, pressing the butter and flour together with a fork, I find a food processor whips the dough together in a matter of minutes.

Deciding on the size to cut the biscuits often depends on what you will be putting inside of them. The idea is to have some sort of uniformity to keep the sandwiches looking dainty.

Tea Biscuits
Biscuits and Filling Cut Uniformly

Often I use a two-inch round biscuit press. The size seems to suit the diameter of a cucumber or radish. Small scoops of egg salad also look lovely in the smaller cut biscuit.

Once the biscuits are baked, filling is sliced or prepared, the rest is simply a matter of assembling the little sandwiches with a schmear of butter and a garnish of a fresh herb or micro green.

Cutting Biscuits

If your cutting skills are good and thin slices of vegetables are easy for you, by all means slice away. As for me, I use an inexpensive mandolin cutter.

Tea Biscuits
Mandolin Slicer

What To Put In A Tea Sandwich

In my video you will see that I have used the traditional butter, watercress, radish, and cucumber filling, but I have also made a different batch of sandwiches with mustard, smoked salmon, cucumber, and dill. The sky is the limit!

Tea Biscuits
Biscuit Tea Sandwiches

Ingredients Needed

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Whole milk

Equipment Needed

  • Food processor
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Rolling pin
  • 2-inch biscuit cutter
  • Basting brush
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mandolin – for slicing vegetables (optional)
  • Oven

Biscuits For Tea Sandwiches

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: UncategorizedCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy



Miniature versions of a plump, flaky, buttery biscuit to make delicate looking tea sandwiches. 


  • Flour – 2 cups

  • Baking powder – 2 tbsp

  • Salt – 1 tsp

  • Butter – 5 tbsp

  • 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 sprinkle of flour, if dry, add a splash of milk.
  • On a floured work surface, 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.
Tea Biscuits
Biscuits For Tea Sandwiches

Tea Biscuits


My Muffin Madness


In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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4 years ago

You make my heart sing I love them

4 years ago
Reply to  pegasuslegend

So Sweet!! Thanks 🙂

4 years ago

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

4 years ago
Reply to  Diane

Thank you Diane! Such a lovely memory.

4 years ago

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!

4 years ago

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 years ago

Love it.


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