Eggless Baking

Sweet and Salty DIgestive Biscuits

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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  1. This surely must have been so addictive Kalyani, I love salty biscuits more than sweet ones.

  2. Priya Suresh

    Always want to bake digestive biscuits at home, dunno y am yet to bake them. Those sweet and salty digestive biscuits looks fantabulous.

  3. vaishali sabnani

    I am not very fond of sweet and salty , but yes a thin biscuit is always welcome . Digestive biscuits are the most popular ones at home and yours look perfectly done !

  4. Surely some ingredients can't be replaced in some recipes, and then butter always makes things better! 😉 The digestives look so well made, nice and crispy…

  5. Gayathri Kumar

    Buttery digestive biscuits with a cup of coffee is such a delicious treat for these cold evenings.

  6. Suma Gandlur

    These buttery digestive biscuits make a great accompaniment to evening coffee / tea.

  7. Nalini's Kitchen

    Very addictive digestive biscuits and perfect with a cup of tea.I tried the same recipe sometime back and it came out so good.

  8. I can almost feel how crispy these biscuits are. They look very inviting and delicious – perfect tea time snack.

  9. Varada's Kitchen

    Digestive biscuits are great as a snack and would be perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

  10. I am always a fan of salty biscuits, since it has less sugar. Looks super delicious.

  11. cookwithrenu

    My husband loves salty biscuits and so do I, would love to try Your version. The biscuits look nice and crunchy.

  12. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    such an addictive bake kalyani, perfect with a cup of tea!!!

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