King Arthur's English Digestive Biscuits - Avid Baker's Challenge
The Avid Bakers are still baking from
the King Arthur Flour website and this month's challenge is digestive
cookies, something I've never made before and haven't had in years
so I was really looking forward to it. Made with part whole wheat flour, these cookies were at one time believed to have helped with the digestive process. I just remember them as being a not-too-sweet treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.
They were very quick to make since the dough came
together in just seconds in a food processor and there was no resting time
required before it could be rolled, cut and baked. Very nice to work with, the dough was easy to roll out thinly and the cookies
baked up beautifully in the allotted time. My yield was 45 (15 from
re-rolled dough) using a 6.3cm/2 1/2" cookie cutter.
They were crisp and buttery with a nutty flavour and a
little chew from the whole wheat flour, not quite as tender and crumbly as store-bought but delicious nevertheless. Dipped in melted bittersweet chocolate they made for an extra indulgent treat. If you would like to make these English Digestive Biscuits, the recipe is here.