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Traditional English Recipe - Digestive Biscuits
A traditional biscuit (these are not for the dog!) (A biscuit is what an American would call a cookie.)
4oz medium oatmeal
1 ½ oz castor sugar
4 oz wholemeal flour
3 oz butter
pinch of salt
small pinch of bicarbonate of soda
½ an egg, beaten
- Rub the butter into the flour.
- Add the sugar, salt and soda.
- Bind with the beaten egg.
- Sprinkle a pastry board with oameal and roll out the dough.
- Sprinkle the rolled out dough with more oatmeal and roll in the oatmeal.
- Cut the dough into round or oval shapes.
- Bake on a tin in a fairly hot oven till golden brown.
Beaten: Ingredients or an ingredient that has been agitated vigorously using a spoon, whisk, electric mixer or fork
To bind: To add a liquid ingredient to a dry mixture to hold it together.
To roll out : To reduce the thickness of pastry or dough by applying equal pressure with a rolling pin.
To rub in: A method of incorporating fat into flour by rubbing the fat with the fingertips until it combines with the flour to form a mixture with a breadcrumb-like consistency.
To sprinkle: To scatter a powdered ingredient or tiny droplets of a liquid, eg sprinkle the caster sugar over the fruit or sprinkle the brandy over the fruit cake.