HOMEMADE DIGESTIVE BISCUITS
Yes, digestive biscuits! The humble, not-so-fancy biscuits. They are one of my must have ingredients for this no-bake cheesecake i absolutely love. Also its something mom likes to have with her tea every morning. We always have digestive biscuits in our grocery list. So wanting to impress mom i wanted to make our own homemade version of these biscuits. Luckily I found this recipe for digestive biscuits on a very interesting blog called the little loaf. Here is the pin from my board in case you wanna save it.
Followed the recipe exactly and it came out just amazing. Normally i wouldn’t use a word like amazing to describe some digestive biscuits, but this homemade version really surprised me. They were easy to make and fail proof. They are light, crisp and flavorful. Everyone loved them. Really!
Makes 16 biscuits
100g wholemeal/wholewheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g soft brown sugar
a pinch of salt
100g butter, cubed & slightly softened
1 – 1 1/2 tbsp milk
a handful of chopped almonds (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Blitz the oats to a fine powder in a food processor then mix in a large bowl with the flour, baking powder, brown sugar and salt.
2. Add the butter and mix until crumbly. Add the milk and mix to form a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and pop in fridge to firm up for about 15-20 minutes.
3. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to around 3mm thickness. It can get crumbly so you’ll need to be very careful when rolling*. Cut out circles of about 6cm diameter – or whatever size you prefer. Decorate with a pattern of your choice if desired. Bake in the middle of your oven for about 12-15 minutes.
4. When lightly golden but not too brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
*rolling tip: it’s a whole lot easier to roll out the dough between 2 sheets of baking/wax paper and then transfer to baking sheet.
These are surely a winner. The subtle sweetness and buttery, nutty flavors makes them a treat to enjoy with a hot cuppa coffee.