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traditional-irish

Homemade Digestive Biscuits

No tea break is complete without a homemade digestive biscuit!

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Homemade Digestive Biscuits | DonalSkehan.com, No tea break is complete without a homemade digestive biscuit!

traditional-irish

Homemade Digestive Biscuits

No tea break is complete without a homemade digestive biscuit!

Thursday, March 9, 2017
US / METRIC

225g whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

90g icing sugar

120g cold butter, cubed

60ml milk

1 ⅔ cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

¾ cup  confectioner’s sugar

1 stick plus 1 tbsp cold butter, cubed

¼ cup  milk

Baking tray

Parchment paper

Large mixing bowl

Rolling pin

45 mins
Serves 6

They may not be the most exotic biscuits in the world but there’s nothing quite like the semi-sweet, slightly salty whole wheat flavour of a good ol’ digestive. Learn how to make your own and avoid the nasty additives often found in the shop-bought variety.

Preheat oven to 180ºC/350°F/Gas mark 4. Line a baking tray/cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and mix to combine the ingredients.
Quickly, working with your fingertips or a blender, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the milk and work through to form a dough.
Turn out on a floured surface and roll to form a smooth dough.
Using a well-floured rolling pin, roll the dough out to a bit more than 1/8 inch thick and cut into rounds, about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. You can keep rolling the scraps together to make additional dough.
Transfer the biscuits to your baking pan and, if desired, prick the biscuits with a fork to create holes. Bake for 20 minutes until biscuits are pale gold.

TOP TIP

Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
45 mins
Serves 6

Ingredients
US / METRIC

225g whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

90g icing sugar

120g cold butter, cubed

60ml milk

1 ⅔ cups whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

¾ cup  confectioner’s sugar

1 stick plus 1 tbsp cold butter, cubed

¼ cup  milk

You'll Need

Baking tray

Parchment paper

Large mixing bowl

Rolling pin

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  • Kamal Bouhali

    Hi Donal!
    I discovered you channel very recently and I love your recipes!
    I want to try and make digestive biscuits this week for my parents but I need to make them sugar-free and cholesterol-free.
    Do you think I can use oil (or vegetable margarine) instead of butter and an other sweetener (like Stevia for exemple) instead of sugar?
    Cheers from Paris