A healthy wholesome digestive biscuits which is rich in fibre and nutrients can be made easily at home with pantry staples.
Ever since i bought a cookie press from home center, i wanted to use it in baking,. Finally i made digestive biscuits the other day and it turned out perfect.
I followed biggerbolderbaking.com for this recipe and it turned out yummy. The biscuits were crispy and buttery.
Homemade Digestive Biscuits are the latest result of my efforts to replace store bought products with delicious, easy homemade versions. Crunchy, crumbly and with a satisfying wholemeal, buttery flavour, I think these are miles ahead of the packet versions. Not too sweet, they’re perfect for dunking in a cup of tea.
First manufactured in 1892, McVitie's digestive is the best-selling biscuit in the UK. The digestive is ranked the fourth most popular biscuit for "dunking" into tea among the British public, with the chocolate digestive coming in at number one.
In 1839, digestives were developed in the United Kingdom by two Scottish doctors to aid digestion.
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What is Digestive Biscuits?
A digestive biscuit, sometimes described as a sweet-meal biscuit, is a semi-sweet biscuit that originated in Scotland, and is popular worldwide. The term "digestive" is derived from the belief that they had antacid properties due to the use of sodium bicarbonate when they were first developed.
Frequently Asked Questions?
Are they healthy?
A digestive biscuit typically consists of a minimum of 50 calories. They are the not a healthy choice if you are in a weight loss journey. Since it has butter and sugar added in them. But if you are looking for a healthier cookies then this cookies is good because it is made with whole wheat flour.
What are they made of?
What Can I Make with it?
Digestive biscuits can be enjoyed with a cup of tea or milk. But you can use this to create a base for cheesecake by powdering it as well.
How to Store it?
My Digestive Biscuits will last for 3-4 days. To keep them fresh, just cover and store them in an airtight container at room temperature.
There are few variations you can make in this recipe.
1)Oaty Biscuits or Oatmeal Digestive Biscuits:
Add ⅓ cup of powdered oatmeal in place of flour to make oatmeal biscuits.
2)Brown Sugar Digestive Biscuits:
Add brown sugar instead of normal sugar for a caramel flavour.
3)Chocolate Digestive Biscuits:
Add ⅓ cup of cocoa powder in place of flour to make chocolate flavoured biscuits
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
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Digestive Biscuits | Digestive Biscuits Recipe
- Whole Wheat Flour - 1 ⅔ cup
- Unsalted Butter - ½ cup /100 grams
- Salt - ¼ tsp
- Powdered Sugar - ¾ cup
- Baking Powder - 1 tsp
- Milk - ¼ cup
- Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
- Line baking sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Take flour, salt, baking powder in a. bowl and mix well..
- Add in powdered sugar and mix well.
- Add in butter and crumble it into the flour.
- Add little milk at a time and shape it into a dough.,
- Roll the dough into a inch thick. Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter.
- Arrange it in a baking sheet.
- Use a cookie cutter to press over the cookies.
- Now pop this into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 mins.
- Remove and cool completely.
- Store in a air tight container.
2)Freeze the raw dough for up to 1 month.
3)You can use powdered brown sugar or raw sugar as well.
4)Reduce sugar to ½ cup if needed
5)Add milk little by little.
6)You can just prick the cookies with fork and bake.
7)Don't over bake the cookies else it will turn hard and brittle.
Digestive Biscuits With Step by Step Pictures
1)Take all your ingredients
2)I used these cookies press
3)Take wheat flour in a bowl
4)Add in baking powder
5)Add in salt
6)Add in powdered sugar
7)Add in butter and rub into the flour.
9)Add milk little by little and shape it into a dough
10)Make a dough like this
11)Roll the dough into a sheet on a well floured surface.
12)Cut out cookies
14)Arrange in a baking sheet
15)Prick top with a toothpick
16)Use a cookie press to press on the cookies
18)Bake till done
20)Enjoy crisp biscuits.