Recipe For Digestive Biscuits

These humble digestive biscuits can be coated with melted dark chocolate for a slightly fancier version.

Digestive Biscuits
Digestive Biscuits
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There are a few companies out there that offer a recycling service. They charge to collect your bags and you have to do the sorting yourself. Part of our rubbish collection which we pay for, includes recycling pick up. This is an added service which we get free of charge. For each recycling bag we leave on the pavement we get a free clear bag to replace it. And we do not have to sort out the recycling. We just dump everything in the bag and it is sorted at the recycling centre. This is part of a project to help people earn an income. A few months back the company offering this service stopped supplying the free bags. This did not bother me as I have a roll at home for when we have more recycling than bags. What amazed me was how many people complained about this.

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Our community Facebook page was full of people moaning that they were not getting free bags. Surely just having the recycling picked up without you having to sort it is good enough? Well, for me at least I know I am more than happy with this arrangement. And we can recycle a lot more than is allowed for with the companies who charge. This includes everything except for items with traces of food and cling film. Ordinarily I would buy digestive biscuits and then the box would be recycled. With making my own there is one less thing to be placed into the clear bag and left outside for collection. I divided my batch of biscuits into three, one for a pie, the other for eating plain, and the third for some chocolate love.

Digestive Biscuits

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Digestive Biscuits
 
These are a tasty treat and easy to make
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Ingredients
  • 170g wholemeal flour
  • 170g rolled oats150g butter, cubed
  • 2.5mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 55g fructose
  • 2.5mls fine salt
  • 15mls milk
Method
  1. Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl
  2. Add in any of the bran that does not sift through
  3. Place the oats into a blender and blitz until roughly ground
  4. Sieve the oats into the bowl, adding any that does not sift through
  5. Rub in the butter using your fingertips
  6. Add the bicarbonate of soda, fructose and salt and mix in
  7. Add the milk and mix to form a dough (you might need to add more)
  8. Once the dough holds together shape into a ball and flatten into a disc
  9. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  10. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  11. Roll the dough out between two sheets of baking paper to 4mm thick
  12. Cut out your biscuits and place onto a lined baking tray
  13. Use a skewer to punch the holes into the biscuits
  14. Bake for 16 minutes and then remove the tray from the oven
  15. Leave the biscuits to cool on the tray for 5 minutes and then place onto a wire rack to cool completely
  16. Once cooled you can cover one side with melted chocolate
  17. Store in an airtight container

 

Disclosure: The recipe is printed with permission and forms part of a review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

Dave and I are overseas in Europe. We will be back at work on the 2nd of May. I will start replying to comments then. I won’t be able to read any blogs while we are away so please forgive my lack of visiting back. You can follow our trip by taking a look at our holiday blog.

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22 thoughts on “Recipe For Digestive Biscuits

  1. I wouldn’t have thought to make these! They look so cool.
    Jem @ Lost in Utensils sharing the blog ♥ breathe it & drink it! two medicinal uses for rosemary…just add hot waterMy Profile

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    1. They were so tasty!

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  2. Yummm I’d love the ones with chocolate! (But you probably won’t be surprised that i’ll pick those) 😉 Enjoy your vacation!

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    1. Chocolate always wins!

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  3. que galletas mas deliciosas, me encantan
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    1. Thank you Inma 🙂

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  4. where is live many do not recycle, wish they did but the city does not seem to care. lovely biscuits, love that you added chocolate.
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    1. We are very fortunate that we have this service free of charge 🙂

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  5. Hi,

    I thoroughly enjoy your postings and look forward to receiving them. There is just one query I would like to ask. Your use of fructose. My husband suffers from gout and the doctor has told him to stay off fructose as much as possible. This, of course, means limiting fruit and sugar which is 50% fructose and I have been trying to substitute glucose in place of sugar but this has proven to be a problem as glucose is not nearly as sweet as sugar! Any suggestions would be very welcome. Many thanks

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    1. Hi Merle, will send you an email 🙂

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  6. I like digestive biscuits but haven’t made my own. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.
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    1. My pleasure Anu 🙂

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  7. A great recipe for digestive biscuits, Tandy. I am so happy to have it because I often use them in recipes and they are quite expensive. I can’t wait to try it out. I hope you are having a smashing holiday.
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    1. These are super cheap to make and I will do so again for sure 🙂

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  8. Oh I would love to make some disgestive, espcecially with chocolate love! I am in a highrise to we bring our recycling to bins, I resue by bag, just dump it out in the bin.
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    1. I am pleased to read you also recycle 🙂

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  9. I’m sure these are way better than store bought, they look delicious 😍
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    1. Thanks Pamela 🙂

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  10. The addition of melted chocolate makes these extra special and tasty!
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    1. I think so too Amy 🙂

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  11. The last time I babysat my niece I thought it would be a really good idea to make her a digestive biscuit, rather than the sugary pre packaged jobbies. Thanks so much, gotta be healthier for the little one.
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    1. I think so too Anna 🙂

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