Forget fish and chips; be gone bangers and mash, bye-bye bacon and eggs; we believe nothing goes better together than tea and biscuits.
That’s why we are excited to raise a cuppa and celebrate in style for National Biscuit Day on May 29th.
So if you’re nuts about ginger nuts or cute on custard creams, all that’s left to say is Happy Dunking!
A brief history of biscuits
You might be surprised to hear that biscuits have been an essential source of nutrition to many different people and civilisations throughout history and National Biscuit Day is a chance to celebrate their part in our everyday lives.
Biscuits are not a modern invention and originated as a way of making flour and other ingredients last longer so that they could be taken on long journeys.
They were a staple on long sailing expeditions for the Ancient Egyptians and kept many a Roman soldier energised during their conquests of foreign lands.
And right up to the modern day, biscuits remain a staple – offering a tasty teatime treat or simply something to help us get through the day.
Celebrate National Biscuit Day
How you celebrate National Biscuit Day is up to you!
However, we highly recommend using it as an excuse to eat as many guilt-free biscuits as you’d like.
You might also want to try your hand at baking your own biscuits.
Whether you decide to go for something traditionally British, something fancier, or even an ancient recipe – baking is a fantastic way to celebrate National Biscuit Day.
— How to make Earl Grey Biscuits —
If you love Earl Grey tea then what could be better than some Earl Grey flavoured biscuits to go with it?
Simple to make and even better to eat, these deliciously delightful tasty treats are the ideal complement to your cuppa.
What you’ll need:
· 175g (6oz) plain flour
· 50g (1¾oz) icing sugar
· 100g (3½oz) butter, softened, plus a little extra for greasing
· 1 medium egg yolk
1. Put the flour, icing sugar and tea into a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients and whizz to form a soft dough. Shape into a disc, wrap in Clingfilm and chill for 20 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5, and lightly grease 2 or 3 baking sheets.
3. Remove the dough from the fridge and lightly flour a work surface. Roll out to a 5mm (¼in) thickness, cut out shapes with a 5cm (2in) heart-shaped cutter (or various sizes) and space apart on the baking sheets.
4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8–10 minutes until lightly golden. Leave to cool on the sheets for a couple of minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
These biscuits keep for up to 4 weeks in an airtight container or sealed packet – but we really don’t think you’ll have any left by then!
Celebrate with loose leaf tea
If you’re looking to make the switch to loose leaf teas for National Biscuit Day, we have a fantastic range for you to discover.
We’re confident that you’ll find something to your taste as well as a product which can aid body, minds and soul.
Take a look at our extensive selection of herbal teas by visiting the LEAF Tea Shop website – though we don’t recommend them for dunking!