Brunch or Afternoon Tea Cream Biscuits
PREP TIME: 30 Minutes
MAKES: 10 Biscuits

These sweet, golden brown biscuits are perfect to go with your brunch buffet or afternoon tea. Serve them with fresh fruit, lemon curd or your favorite homemade preserves.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp double acting baking powder
  • 3-4 tbsps sugar, depending on desired sweetness
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • whole milk, for brushing tops of biscuits

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Slowly add the cream and stir the mixture until it just forms a dough. Gather the dough into a ball and turn onto a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat out the dough into a ½ inch thickness. Cut out as many rounds as possible with a 2½-inch cutter and transfer them to an ungreased baking sheet. Gather the scraps, re-roll the dough and cut out more rounds until you have used up all of the dough. Brush the tops of the biscuits lightly with the milk and bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until they are golden brown. Transfer the biscuits to a rack and let them cool for 5 minutes.

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