Digestive Biscuits with Raisins

Digestive Biscuits with Raisins

This easy recipe is adapted from Gary Rhodes' recipe for digestive biscuits with few personal changes. I added a little more sugar as I wanted to be more sweet and I added raisins as they go perfect in this combination.

 

If made simple, with no raisins can be perfectly used as base for a cheesecake. In any case these crispy, sweet digestive biscuits are so good that I decided to make them constantly for my family. The oats bring their specific flavor and are very good with tea or coffee in the morning or for kids.

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Ingredients
  • Makes about 17-18 biscuits
  • 1 cup (100 g) wholewheat flour
  • 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 stick butter (100 g) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tbsp milk
Directions
  1. Put the oats in the bowl of a blender and run it 5 seconds to turn them into crumbs. Mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add butter and stir to form a breadcrumbs texture. Add milk to create a moist pastry consistency.Let the dough rest 15 minutes in the fridge. 
  2. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 F) and line one baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Dust the working surface with a little flour and roll out the dough to a thickness of 3 mm (the dough is not very easy to work with). Cut circles of 7-8 cm in diameter, re-rolling any trimmings. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 15-18 minutes until lightly brown. 
  5. Let them cool on a wire rack. Keep them in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
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Nutrition facts 1 Biscuit - Calories:102, Fat:5.3 g, Saturated Fat:3.1 g, Carbohydrates:12.7 g, Sugar:4.1 g, Fiber:1.4 g, Protein:1.7 g, Cholesterol:13 mg, Calories from Fat 48, Sodium 43mg, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 3%, Nutrition Grade B-, Daily Percent Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
On May 18, 2012 at 09:04 am, The Mom Chef said...
These look fascinating. What makes a digestive biscuit a digestive biscuit? Is it just a cookie with a different name? I love the addition of the raisins with the oats and whole wheat.
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As I know they are called digestive biscuits because they are made with whole wheat flour and rolled oats which makes them contain more fibers that are good for digestion. I personally like to add few tbsp of  wheat bran also, which makes them even more digestive. 

 

 

On April 10, 2014 at 09:29 am, Laura McCarthy said...
Is this recipe available in cups as opposed to grams?
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Just added the cup measurement too.. Let me know if you try it ..

On April 16, 2014 at 04:25 pm, Kari said...
Thanks for adding the cup measurements. Now I can finally try this recipe:):)
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I am trying to do this with all the recipes that doesn't have cup measurements. Hope I can finish this pretty soon. Happy Easter Kari. 

On September 08, 2017 at 03:07 am, Tatti said...
Hi! As for me 4 tbsp. sugar is too much. I added 2 tbsp. sugar and it was too sweet for me.

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