English Digestive Biscuit Recipe

Hallelujah, I can now post the photos which are a basic human blogging right, and late Friday evening I had to do something which wasn’t work, so I made these addictive biscuits with the half-brain which was still faintly sparking.
homemade digestive biscuits (I must point out this is not my image but mine look just like this, thank you Mareena Jerrish)

This is adapted from ‘Sloe Gin and Beeswax’ by Jane Newdick.

English Digestive Biscuits

Toss into a food processor

4 oz wholemeal flour
4 oz oats
one tablespoon demerara sugar
1/2 teaspoon each salt and bicarbonate of soda
juice from half a lemon
3 oz butter

Mix to crumb consistency then add:

1 fluid ounce milk

until the consistency is manageable but relatively ‘dry’. (She says half the milk, but it didn’t work for me).

Roll out on a floured board, 1/8″ thick, cut into circles and prick all over with a fork. Put them on a greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes at 180 degrees C, 350 degrees F or Gas Mark 4, until very slightly browned. These taste better when they have cooled.

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4 Responses to English Digestive Biscuit Recipe

  1. “Digestive biscuits” sound so yummy! Probably good though; I’m just teasing.

    • Tricia Rose says:

      English kids grow up on McVities’ Digestive Biscuits so it doesn’t sound odd to our ears Steve. They are the plainest, homeliest, most comforting food on the planet.

  2. tammy j says:

    worth the wait! I’ve missed this bloody blog. LOL.
    anything ‘english’ sounding is heaven to me.
    digestive biscuits . . . tea cosies . . . closes . . .
    i simply should have been born there.
    but i don’t bake. so will take your word for how wonderful they are. xo

  3. Vicki says:

    McVitie’s Digestive Biscuits are a regularly stocked item in our pantry. Hubby LOVES them!
    So nice with a cold glass of milk or a cuppa.

    Will have to try this recipe. It looks easy and, importantly, they look delicious!

    Thank you :)

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