This is the basic recipe I use to make tea biscuits, in circles or other fun shapes depending on the time of year:-)
2 cups flour (I’ve used all-purpose, whole-wheat and spelt and all work well)
1 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup shortening (or I usually use butter)
1 cup milk (again, I’ve used cow, goat, almond and rice milk, all with good results)
Mix flour, baking powder and salt together. Cut in the shortening until you’ve reached the consistency of coarse cornmeal.
Make a well in the centre, and add milk slowly.
Stir dough with a fork until it comes freely from the side of the bowl. Turn onto a floured board and knead lightly for a few minutes.
Roll the dough out to about 1/2 an inch, and cut with a floured cutter. Bake on an ungreased sheet for 12-15 minutes and serve with soup or stew, or just enjoy hot out of the oven with a slab of butter:-)