Apart from our love for American sitcoms, we love to watch travel and food shows too. When these shows have both travel and food, just imagine how popular they must be in my home. We just can’t help but watch Anthony Bourdain, David Rocco, Donal Shekhan and the latest addition to that list is Paul Hollywood. In one such episode, I watched Paul Hollywood baking chocolate digestive biscuits. It was such an effortless bake that I knew I could make this homemade chocolate digestive biscuit.
Did you know in the US, both biscuit and cookie are called as cookies, while in the UK, cookies are soft, moist and bigger than a British biscuit?
Here are some cookie recipes that you might like.
Enough on the cookie and biscuit lesson, let me now share with you – digestive biscuit recipe from Paul Hollywood.
Ingredients for Chocolate Digestive Biscuit recipe:
- 200 gm whole wheat flour
- 150 Quaker oats
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ baking powder
- 150 gm unsalted white butter from the fridge
- 70 gm coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 150 gm dark chocolate (use good quality dark chocolate)
This is the whole wheat digestive biscuit recipe
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour, oatmeal, salt and bicarb. Mix it with your hands just to avoid any lumps.
- Rub butter into the mixture with your hands. The mixture should be crumbly like bread crumbs.
- Add sugar to milk and stir it to dissolve. Add this to the flour mixture.
- Knead the flour into a dough. Flatten it and wrap it in cling film. Put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Take a small ball of dough, place it between 2 sheets of parchment paper and roll the dough into the thickness of a cookie.
- Using a cookie cutter, cut out circles. Place these on the tray leaving some space in between. Using the surface of the biscuits with a fork (it helps the biscuit to not rise) and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Pre-heat oven at 180°C for 10-15 mins.
- Take the biscuits out from the fridge and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 180°C until golden and crisp.
- Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes and then let them cool on the wire rack.
Now that the whole wheat digestive biscuits are ready, let’s prepare the chocolate sauce.
- Put water in a pan to boil. In a heatproof bowl that can set over the water pan, add dark chocolate pieces. Put this bowl on the water pan and stir the chocolate with a spoon till it melts. Turn off the gas and remove the bowl from the heat.
- Dip a teaspoon in the melted chocolate and spread it on the biscuit into a thick-ish layer. Using a butter knife, you can draw pattern on the chocolate surface or just leave it alone.
- Leave the biscuits until the chocolate has set or put it in the fridge.
- Store these chocolate digestive biscuits in the fridge as the chocolate on top melts if kept outside for a few minutes.
I usually enjoy these slightly bitter-sweet chocolate digestive biscuits with my black coffee.
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