Have you ever made your own chocolate digestive biscuits? Oh my, they are AMAZING! Do give these a go next time you have a craving but the cupboards are bare, I promise, you’ll love them!
One thing, when you live in the middle of nowhere and your nearest supermarket is 12 miles away, you figure out how to last on one food shop a week. If you need anything in between shops, you either forget it, make it yourself or visit the corner shop (my nearest one of those is 3 miles away). So when a mug of tea is begging out for a dunkable biscuit, and there is nothing in the pantry, this is the recipe I turn too.
These digestives are crunchy and crisp, initially savoury with a slightly sweet after taste. They’re fab with a big smear of pate but even better topped with dark chocolate and dunked in that mug of tea. They are so good that I recommend doubling up the recipe ;)
- 175 g wholemeal flour
- 50 g oats
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 75 g butter
- 50 g brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons of milk or water
- 100 g dark chocolate
Mix the flour, oatmeal, baking powder and salt. Soften the butter a little before adding to the dry mix and rubbing it in until it looks like breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar and milk/water and mix together until you have a ball of dough. If it won't come together properly, add a little more milk/water a teaspoon at a time.
Sprinkle the work surface with a little flour and roll out the dough until it is about 3mm thick. Cut out discs of dough with a cookie cutter, place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes until they're a light golden brown.
When they are ready, leave to cool on a cooling rack whilst you melt the chocolate in a bain marie.
Top each cookie with chocolate and leave to cool again.