Tea Biscuits, known as cookies in The United States are eaten throughout the world and African food is a unique fusion of many different cultures.
One influence over the centuries is that of European colonialists who colonized Africa from around the 1600’s to the 20th century. Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, is said to have made afternoon teatime a fashionable trend when she complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon.
Hereafter, a pot of tea and a light snack in the middle of the afternoon became a part of European culture. One very popular light snack is that of the tea biscuit.
Make in a hour Tea Biscuits Recipe
2 cups bread flour4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
¾ cup milk
Sift the dry ingredients together, mix in fat with the tips of fingers, then add the milk a little at a time or cut it in with a knife. The dough should be as soft as can be easily handled. Roll lightly until one inch thick, cut in rounds and bake 375 degrees for 10 or 12 minutes.