Monday, 21 July 2014

Digestive Biscuit

It had been quite a loooong break. Though my vacation ended as per schedule, my son was at home  and he kept me busy all these days.  Also, summer was in peak, I couldn’t spend much time in my workplace (kitchen). Convincing reasons ? 

Now, I am Back…….! To start with “Digestive Biscuit”. This is not a first time I am making Digestive Biscuit. Earlier, I had a different recipe but, it’s not taste as same as the commercially available Digestives Biscuits. But, you all know.....without chocolate..........

Trust me, this recipe is just perfect one. its is very hard to find that, made at home! and I am happy to share the same.

Digestive Biscuits are originated from U.K. The term "digestive" is derived as these biscuit had antacid properties due to the use of sodium bicarbonate.  (An antacid is a substance which neutralizes stomach acidity). Hence, those who suffer on acidity problem are advised by the Gastroenterologist to have a digestive biscuits in regular interval.

Ingredients :    Whole meal flour  - 1 ½ cup   ;   Oatmeal - 1 ½ cup     ;      Diced cold butter  - 150 gms    ;    Bicarbonate of soda  - 1/2 tsp    ;   Light brown sugar  - 1/4 cup        ;   Salt   -  ½ tsp  ;   Milk  -3-4 tbsp    ;     Chocolate (optional) – 100 gms
Procedure :  Sift together the flour and oatmeal in a Food processor, then rub in the butter until it looks a bit like breadcrumbs.  Now time to add the bicarb, sugar and salt sift again and then add (just enough) milk to bring it together into a coherent dough. Wrap the dough in Clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 170°C and line two baking trays with baking parchment. Roll the dough out on a very lightly floured work surface, until about 4mm thick, and then cut out the biscuits in preferred shape and arrange  it in tray.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden colour and crisper. Allow it to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a rack. 
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in a double boiler.  Once the biscuits are cool, coat the chocolate lavishly on one side of each biscuit and place it on the rack to dry.

I am sure, you enjoy this “Real’’ Digestive Biscuit. 

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