Thursday, May 1, 2014

Digestive Biscuits

I had never heard of digestive biscuits until I tried making Banoffee Pie a couple of months ago. The recipe called for digestive biscuits for the base of the pie so I bought a packet. My family liked these biscuits because they are not sweet so I wanted to try baking them at home.


When I found out that this month the Avid Bakers are baking Digestive Biscuits I was pretty excited. This year the Avid Bakers are using recipes from the King Arthur Flour website for the monthly challenges. You can find more information on the Avid Bakers here.


The recipe is pretty simple. I reduced the quantities by half and got 18 biscuits. I did not have confectioners sugar so I used brown sugar as suggested by one of the reviewers. 


You will need 
4 tbsp or half stick of unsalted butter
3/4 cup Whole Wheat flour
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. cold milk

Bring the butter to room temperature and place it in a mixing bowl. Sift in the flours and baking soda. Using a pastry blender or knife combine the butter with the flour. Sift the brown sugar and add it to the flour along with the milk.


Combine the ingredients with your hands to form a ball of dough. Knead for 5-7 minutes until smooth. 


Preheat oven to 350 F. On a floured surface roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a round mold (I used a steel bowl) cut out round shapes in the rolled dough.


Place the cut out shapes on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes or until the biscuits are a pale brown color. Transfer to a cooling rack. 


Store in an airtight container when completely cooled.


21 comments:

  1. Yours turned out lovely. Glad you liked them. I added a pinch of cinnamon to mine :)

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  2. Your cookies are such a lovely golden brown and so uniform in shape - beautiful! It looks as though the brown sugar worked well as a substitute.

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  3. Hi! I love your digestive biscuits, they look just like those that I bought from the shops!

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  4. Perfect biscuits and so love the crockery. I used brown sugar too and was very happy with the results.

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  5. wow never thought of baking digestive biscuits at home. your look perfect.

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  6. They came out extremely prefect, wish i could munch some.

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  7. Great looking cookies!
    I liked the idea of switching to brown sugar, too. You used baking soda instead of baking powder?

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    1. I ran out of baking powder and did not have time to run to the store. :)

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  8. Beautiful biscuits! Nice job!

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  9. Do they taste like the store bought digestive biscuits?

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    1. They do taste like the store bought biscuits.

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