Queen’s Cheese Biscuits

Written by on May 21, 2012 in Recipes with 0 Comments

Year’s ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit a charming tea room in San Francisco. It was called the English Rose Restaurant. While there, I purchased the cookbook for all the great recipes they served. This has been on of my favorites for years and an easy one to make and serve for tea time.

Depending on the size of the biscuits you choose, this recipe will make about a dozen large ones and two dozen small ones. For tea time, I will usually make small ones so that they function well as finger foods.


  • 1 cup flour (I have used both white and wheat – each turns out great!)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated. (Try this with Swiss or Provolone – yum!)
  • ½ cup butter, softened. (Real butter makes a difference.)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


Mix flour, salt, pepper and cheese well. Then mix in the butter. I always use my hands for this to make a stiff paste.

Let it chill for about 30 minutes. Then roll out thinly. Definitely use a cookie cutter to make charming little-shaped biscuits for your tea time.

Place them on a baking sheet and prick each with a fork.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, then let cool on a wire rack.


These store great in an airtight container, which makes them wonderful make-ahead biscuits for your tea party.

A friend of mine made a creamy cucumber sauce to dip them in. They tasted even better if that is possible! These simple, yet so yummy, Queen’s Cheese Biscuits are perfect foods to serve at tea time. Get your favorite teapot or maybe find a new one just for your next tea party and enjoy.

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