This scrumptious, buttery biscuit is similar to Scottish Shortbread, a surprisingly easy to make cookie. Rebecca, Ted’s boss, is obsessed with these biscuits and soon you will be too! Here is our version of Ted Lasso’s biscuit recipe!
Ted Lasso has been one of my favorite shows to watch lately. It’s very fun and refreshing, as it is light on the drama. Ever since becoming a mom, I can’t watch anything heavy, especially anything involving kids! Life is already complicated as it is 🙂 So Ted Lasso was perfect for me; it’s a feel-good, warm-hearted show. Kind of analogous to the delicious cookies Ted brings to Rebecca every morning! The only problem? The recipe is a secret.
After some research (aka staring at the screen), I believe it’s probably something like Scottish Shortbread – a rather simple to make cookie that only involves three ingredients. Traditionally, the weight ratio of ingredients used in Scottish Shortbread is 1:1:1 (flour: butter: sugar). I tweaked the recipe slightly by reducing sugar & adding almond flour and vanilla to give it a bit of depth in flavor, which I know Rebecca would love!
It is rich, crumbly, and melts in your mouth. This is a perfect treat to have with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning, and pair it while you’re watching the show!
Here is our version of Ted Lasso’s biscuit recipe:
First, enjoy this 2-minute video we just made!
Here are the instructions:
Traditionally, Scottish Shortbread is made from a very dry dough consisting of just butter, flour, and sugar. For our recipe, we added almond flour and vanilla extract for additional depth in flavor. Here are the list of all ingredients. Pretty simple, right?
Salt makes everything taste better. So, for this recipe, we use unsalted butter + 1/4 tsp of salt. Only have salted butter? No problemo. 1 stick of salted butter = 1 stick of unsalted butter + 1/4 tsp salt, so you can just omit salt in case you only have salted butter (see details in the recipe).
*(Updated recipe on Oct. 19, 2020) Somehow, it tastes much better using unsalted butter + salt instead of just salted butter. We highly recommend using unsalted butter + salt for this recipe only if possible 😀
First, put flour and sugar in your food processor or blender and pulse to combine. Then, add cubed butter & vanilla and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Then, press firmly by hand. If the dough sticks to your hands, you can use parchment paper on the biscuit dough and press on the paper. If the dough is not pressed firm enough, it will crumble easily. At the end, you can use an offset spatula to flatten/smooth out the dough. The spatula is especially useful to make the dough on the edge flat! You’ll see it measures approx. 1/2-3/4 inch in thickness. That’s it! It will take just 5 minutes or less.
Lastly, bake for 30-35 min at 350F until lightly browned. Before you cut & eat, you will have to wait a bit until it cools down or it will crumble easily. I know it’s hard to wait but be patient! I like to chill it in the fridge in summer time.
Our favorite ingredient & equipments to use (affiliate links):
- 4.5″ offset spatula – This is really handy. We strongly recommend to have one or two! Amazon has the best deal!
- 8×8 glass baking dish
- Cooling rack – Here’s a basic cooling rack from our favorite baking brand Nordic Ware, but when we’re feeling fancy, we use our gold cooling rack.
- Pink box – We used a box that was leftover as a prop, but we just made DIY Ted Lasso’s box printables! Free download!
- Food processor
- This almond flour is our favorite kind!
- Since this recipe is so simple, choose a vanilla that you can highlight. This is one of my favorites, though I alternate between this vanilla and the Whole Food’s or Trader Joe’s vanilla, too. (Updates: 1.22.2021) We tried vanilla paste instead of vanilla extract and it was delicious!
- Salt makes difference! I personally love to use this Japanese Sea Salt but it’s pricy on Amazon. We usually can find much better deals at Asian market. This Japanese sea salt seems to be more mildly salty compared to a regular salt and this is a great for cooking, baking and pickling. (My mom and grandma have been using this salt in Japan!) But if you cannot find them, an good alternative option is this! We also love this salt! You can also find this at Whole Foods!
(Oct. 19, 2020) I’ve been making this biscuit ever since I saw the final episode of Ted Lasso Season 1. I recently found that using unsalted butter + salt turned out much more delicious than just using salted butter. So, I updated the recipe card. Still optional to use salted butter but the taste of salt stands out much more when I used the combination of unsalted butter + salt even though it’s the same salt amount.
(Nov. 9,2020) 1. Butter Temperature – I’ve been making this biscuit using chilled butter in summer – early fall season and it worked perfectly fine since chilled butter gets soften during the process of mixing & pouring into the baking dish. However, I found out that for cooler weather (somewhere below 70F = 21C) using soften butter made a better result. So, I recommend to use chilled butter for warmer weather (summer-early fall, later spring) & soften butter for cooler weather (fall-winter-early spring).
2. The use of almond extract – I tested using almond extract instead of vanilla extract but the result was not that good. It just didn’t go well together even though I use almond flour. I recommend using vanilla extract/paste instead of almond extract!
(December 28, 2020) After making this so many times, we’ve decided we prefer using coarse salt in this recipe. The coarse salt has a more powerful flavor compared to the finer salt, and is more noticeable in the end result. Our absolute favorite salt is Japanese Sea Salt, which can be found here, but it’s pretty pricey on Amazon. We usually can find much better deals at Asian market, though. But if you cannot find them, an alternative option is this! We also love this salt for cooking, baking and pickling! as well! You can also find this brand at Whole Foods!
(January 9, 2021) We tested making this delicious biscuit using Stand Mixer instead of food processor! It worked! Just butter needs to be a little more soften instead of chilled in order to mix them smoothly. We also tried hand mixing and it worked. However, we think the texture was a bit different (more dense and less flaky, I guess? using stand mixer/hand kneeling. probably because the butter is soften.) but still tastes deeeelicious! Enjoy the instruction video we made below using Stand Mixer!
(January 22, 2021) We tried using vanilla paste instead of vanilla extract. It is DELICIOUS! We used Trader Joe’s Vanilla paste but we also recommend this brand, too! Now, we finally feel like…
Dang it! They’re the best batch yet.
I finally cracked the recipe!Ted Lasso | S1E6 30:22
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Ted Lasso’s Biscuit Recipe
- Food Processor
- 8×8 pan
- 4.5" Offset Spatula (optional but very handy)
- 1.5 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)* cut into cubes, chilled (when warmer weather) or soften (when colder weather), see Recipe Updates section for more detials.
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350˚F.
- Put AP flour, almond flour and sugar & salt in food processor and pulse to combine.
- Add butter & vanilla extract and pulse until it resembles coarse meal.
- Butter an 8×8 pan, pour everything into the pan, flatten with a offset spatula. Then, press firmly with your hands & spatula.
- Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes at 350˚F until lightly browned. Check at 30 min. mark.
- Let it chill until cool. It can take a while so be patient!
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