Ready in 35 minutes
"Traditional British biscuits, digestives can also be served buttered or with cheese. For a sweeter biscuit, brush one side with melted semisweet chocolate after baking."
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Mix in the oatmeal. Cream together the butter and the sugar and add to mixture. Stir in the milk until mixture forms a thick paste.
3. Knead dough on a floured surface until smooth. Roll out dough to approximately 1/8" thickness. Cut into rounds with cookie cutter about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Transfer to cookie sheets and prick with a fork.
4. Bake 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden. Let cool on wire rack. Store in an airtight tin.
This comes close to McVittie's. Choose a whole wheat pastry flour to avoid the sometimes bitter taste of regular whole wheat flour.
dodowhisperer 3y ago
cherrymenzies-runciman 4y agoTweaked this recipe to replace sugar with agave nectar or other low GI sweetener so it fits for diabetics - absolutely scrummy
lgrantham 5y agoThese are HORRIBLE !!! They taste NOTHING like McVites. A chocolate digestive is one of the worlds greatest cookies and you have shamefully claimed your recipe as "Close To..." when in fact it is not even in the same kitchen !!!!!! Take off the apron and step out of the kitchen !!! (The only way I could post this was to chose a star rating...therefore I chose the lowest. I would have picked a negative star if one was available)
EcoMomma 5y agoYou have not given a quantity for the butter you mention.
scipionasica 6y agoYou have - quite obviously - never tried this recipe. I have made exactly - EXACTLY - your recipe and it is a disaster. Either you have never seen the inside of a kitchen before i your life or you are a blissful liar - this is totally crap and wasteful of ingredients. Shame.
ollien 8y agoI'm right here looking for digestive biscuit recipes and fortunately came cross this. I love this biscuit very much and will try this recipe. thanks for sharing it...
mhdichard 9y agoThis comes close to McVittie's. Choose a whole wheat pastry flour to avoid the sometimes bitter taste of regular whole wheat flour.
princessfiona 10y ago[I made edits to this recipe.]
princessfiona 10y agoThis comes close to McVitie's. Choose a whole wheat pastry flour to avoid the sometimes bitter taste of regular whole wheat flour.