Adapted from here, this is one of the few recipes that I have baked with butter. I needed a cookie / biscuit recipe in this Bakeathon series, and although butter is not really my enemy in the kitchen, I find recipes where the butter can be favourably substituted with low fat ingrdients (think Avocado in place of butter – yeah, thats me :p).
But this recipe HAD to use butter (I mean, what’s a Biscuit without butter). So I let myself some leeway and quartered the recipe and got 8-10 thinnish digestive biscuits that we enjoyed with a cup of tea. I added some sweet and salty flavours to this, and it was a welcome treat in the midst of a chilly evening tea.
Prep time – 15 mins, bake time – 15~17 mins / batch, makes : 8~10 biscuits.
What you need:
All purpose flour – 2/3 cup
Baking powder – 1/2 tsp
Sea salt – 1/4 tsp
Icing Sugar – 30g
Unsalted Cold Butter – 40g (I used Amul)
Cold Milk – 20 ml + 1 tsp (use may vary)
Line a baking tray with parchment and grease lightly.
In a bowl, sieve all the dry ingredients, rub butter into the mixture with a fork or using a fingertips till it resembles bread crumbs.
Now add cold milk, and knead LIGHTLY into a dough. Cling wrap and let it rest for 15 mins refrigerated.
Preheat oven to 180C.
Roll out the dough and cut into discs of desired thickness. Prick holes all over with a fork.
Place the discs gently on the baking tray, and bake for 15-17 mins until golden hued (time would vary from oven to oven).
Place them on a wire rack for them to crisp up.
Serve immediately with any hot beverage or store in an airtight container and use as desired.
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