Wholemeal Digestive Biscuits

And the baking obsession continues...

My friend Aparna, who has moved far far away to Dubai, came down for a few days in Jaunary and left me with a new obsession, baking biscuits. She taught me basic sugar biscuits. Obviously, following this, my natural curiosity and health obsession took over, causing me to troll the net for a healthier option.

I found a recipe for Wholemeal Digestive Biscuits, choosing the Little Loaf version.

The original recipe can be found here

Wholemeal Digestive Biscuits

100g oats
100g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
50g light soft brown sugar
Pinch salt
100g salted butter, softened & cubed
1-2 tbsp milk

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. 
  • Blitz the oats to a fine powder in a blender then mix in a large bowl with the wholemeal flour, baking powder, brown sugar and salt.
  • 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 minutes.
  • Remove your dough from the fridge and roll out to around 3mm thickness. It will be very crumbly so you’ll need to be very careful when rolling. Cut out circles of about 6cm diameter
  • Decorate with a pattern of your choice then bake in the middle of your oven for about 15 minutes.
  • When lightly golden but not too brown, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.

The biscuits turned out very well, though I will reduce the quantity of butter the next time. The dough was very difficult to roll out and i used much more milk to bring it together than mentioned. Also, best if you remove it only as much required to roll and keep the remaining in the fridge.

The taste was very good though and I will definately be making them again.

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