Who doesn't love a digestive biscuit? We've usually got a packet on the go, so we thought it was about time to try making them ourselves. This is a surprisingly good alternative and our kids love them. We love that they've got wholemeal flour in them, giving them slightly better nutritional credentials than our usual biscuit recipes! They taste great and they're really easy too.
- 100g wholemeal flour
- 40g plain flour
- 90g soft brown sugar
- 1 tablespoons rolled oats
- 120g softened butter
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons milk
- Pinch of salt
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4 and line two baking trays.
2. In a mixing bowl (normal or for an electric mixer), put the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffyish (about 5 minutes). Use the mixer or a wooden spoon.
3. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well until it comes together into a ball of dough. If doing this by hand, you might want to get your hands into it to form a ball.
4. Roll the dough out onto a floured surface and cut into circles. Put them on the tray with space between them. Prick them with a fork (adding everyone's initials is optional, but our kids like to do that with a cocktail stick).
5. Bake for around 12-15 minutes, until starting to go golden. Cool on the tray for five to ten minutes, then move to a cooling rack.
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