Citrus Tea Biscuits


  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh citrus juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (optional)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, + 1 tablespoon for flouring surface
  • 3 teaspoons of citrus zest
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick cold butter, diced


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat together cream, juice, honey, vanilla, and egg. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together 2 cups flour, citrus zest, baking powder, and salt. Cut in cold butter until coarse meal. Do not overwork.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry, and stir gently to combine. Form dough ball. Do not overwork dough.
  5. Dust parchment lined baking sheet lightly with up to 1 tablespoon flour. Transfer dough to lined baking sheet and gently form a square or rectangle. Cut into squares of desired size and separate on baking sheet about 1-2" apart.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until tops are golden. Check with toothpick for doneness.
  7. Let cool on baking sheet for 1 minute, then serve right away, or transfer to cooling rack before storing.

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