Monday 11 August 2014

Recipe: Earl Grey Squirrel Biscuits

Recipe: Earl Grey Squirrel Biscuits

A lot of the time, when I'm cooking, I like to combine two things I love into one end result. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't, but it's fun experimenting all the same. That's how these Earl Grey Biscuits came about - trying to combine biscuits with the flavour of my favourite blend of tea. It actually worked a lot better than I expected, as the Earl Grey flavour was distinctive, but without being too overpowering. I bought the squirrel biscuit cutter on a whim, and used it here purely for the pun on grey squirrel. Because if there's anything I love just as much as baking, it's a pun.

Ingredients: (Makes Approximately 14 Medium Sized Biscuits)
  • 100g Butter (or margarine)
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 275g Plain Flour
  • 1 Free Range Egg
  • 1 Earl Grey Tea Bag
  • A slab of chocolate (optional)

Preheat oven to 190 Degree Celsius
Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 
Mix in the egg, before slowly sifting in the flour. When the mixture is a soft dough, rip open the tea bag and knead the tea leaves into the dough. Add more or less tea bags if you want a weaker/stronger flavour (I used one whole tea bag).
Roll out to a 1cm thickness, and cut out shapes using a biscuit cutter.  
Place on a baking tray, and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. 
Leave to cool, before melting chocolate for decoration. 

Recipe: Earl Grey Squirrel Biscuits

These are great little treats to serve with a cuppa. Because what goes better with tea than more tea? I'd describe the texture of these biscuits as being quite soft, but definitely not gooey. They cool a lot harder, but they rarely hang around for that long... If you're not a fan of Earl Grey, then simply replace the tea leaves with vanilla essence and a handful of chocolate chips.

Let me know if you try this, or if you recommend any other flavours for biscuits!


  1. I love Earl Grey tea and squirrels!!! Cannot wait to try this...but first I need a squirrel cutter :)

    1. I'd really recommend getting a squirrel cutter, Sheila - they make baking pretty much any kind of biscuits really fun! :)