Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Digestive Biscuits

I love digestive biscuits, such a great everyday biscuit and perfect with a cup of tea. Digestives are very popular in the UK, not only as a biscuit but usually used to make the base of a cheesecake or banofee pie (yum). I think these are called Graham Crackers in America.

I got the recipe from this blog.

Please see below for my recipe alterations.

1 cup + 2 Tbsp. rolled oats
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. wholewheat flour
7 Tbsp. unsalted salted butter
1/3 cup white natural cane sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp milk
In a food processor blend both flours until they resemble course sand. In the meantime melt the butter at low heat until almost all melted. Add the butter, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla and milk to the flour mixture and quickly blend them until well combined.

Form a ball using your hands and gently flat it down, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 140°C.

Flour your working surface and with a rolling pin flat the dough until 1/4-inch thick.
Cut the biscuits with a 2-inches cookie cutter and place them on a lined baking sheet.
Cook them for about 10 minutes or until the sides start getting golden brown.
When ready let the biscuits rest for a couple of minutes and then place them on a wire rack until cool.

I really liked these biscuits but they do taste different from the commercial digestives. These were a bit more 'oaty' than i expected, i might try them again with only wholewheat flour to see the difference.


Anonymous said...

wow, these look absolutely scrumpcious, can't wait to make some, i must do it sometime!!!!

designer pens box said...

love love!

farah said...

Thank you :)

something said...

well blog

thomaru said...

I enjoyed every page on your blog, I think you are is creative, if you have a spare time look at me too at computer animation classes for kids I am happy to share with you and hope to become your friends

Stealthy Mom said...

Thank you so much for posting this recipe! I cannot find digestive biscuits in the States and would love to share them with my kids.

luckmey said...

Thanks for sharing excellent informations. Your site is so cool. I'm impressed by the details that you’ve on this web site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. cheap wallets

Nezi said...

Wow, definitely going to try making these. I'll probably fail though, ha ha, thanks for posting x

Love from, Nezi Eternal Archive