Sunday, May 4, 2014

English Digestive Biscuits: ABC

I have missed baking along with the Avid Bakers!  This is my first time this year that I have baked along.  I have been trying to clean up my diet and lose weight since the beginning of the year and I don't bake unless I am baking for someone or I know that all the goods will be out of the house and enjoyed by someone else!  These cookies will go into the freezer and be
 used for a crust for Banoffee Pie at a later time :)

When I saw that Digestive Biscuits were next on the list I almost didn't bake them, but I do love vintage recipes and this is about as vintage as you can get!  These biscuits are actually cookies and they were developed in the 19th century during the Victorian era to aid in digestion. The other bakers have some really good history on their posts.  
Check them out if you would like to know more!  

These were really easy to make.  I modified a little by using Gluten Free four and adding some ground flax seed to the mix.  I also used brown sugar and almond milk.  So I kinda sorta healthified them!  I kept some naked and dipped the bottoms of some in chocolate then decorated the tops with lines (much like a favorite cookie of mine).

It was fun to be back!
For the recipe go to King Arthur Flour
and to see what the other bakers did go to 



  1. So pretty! I loved the look of the dipped ones. Annette

  2. Welcome back Annete. I do tend to share/give away most of what I bake, same reason as you. Your biscuits have come out so good. Love the ones with the chocolate lines.

  3. Very nice, especially the chocolate-dipped ones! Clearly this is a very adaptable recipe - your cookies look perfect even with the changes you made.

  4. Very creative, Chellie. And the chocolate stripes make the biscuits so pretty.
    I must admit, I can't resist a good dessert, and our winter here in Maine was so long and grim that baking against the chill seemed only too natural.
    But I give a lot of what I bake away to friends or, as "customer appreciation day", to the nice people of the natural food store that sells my bread. But I rather fast twice a year for a week than go cold turkey on desserts ;)

    1. Sorry I misspelled your name - we have a congress woman Chellie Pingree in Maine, so I automatically put the -ie in.

  5. They're so pretty, Chelly. Especially the one with the hole in the middle and chocolate stripes. Good idea on using GF flour in them. Will have to try that.


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