4 Reviews

  • Most Helpful
  • Newest
  • Highest Rating

These are excellent ...wonderful to eat with a cup of tea. To give them a professional appearance, press the coarse side of a grater on the dough instead of pricking with a fork. I have a cylindrical meat tenderizer with sharp points that does very well too. As a gadget it is useless for meat but does make shortbread or cookies like these look very nice.

10 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Janice Gill March 18, 2002

This was very similar in taste to the digestive biscuits I ate as a girl in Ireland. After they cooled I added melted milk chocolate on the tops.With chocolate ,they are called "chocolate goldgrain.

6 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
MARY7 February 24, 2002

I luv, luv, luv digestives, but where I live you cant get them in the stores. :( Thats why I was thrilled to find and try this recipe. I must say the end result really tastes like the real deal eventhough the texture is not entirely right. Its too solid somehow. Nevertheless I really enjoyed these and will be making them again. Following PrimQuilter's suggestion, I too shaped the dough into a log and cut slices from it after cooling it in the fridge. That way the dough was very easy to work with. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this lovely recipe with us, Amanda! Made and reviewed while virtually visiting Great Britain in Octobre 09.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
Lalaloula October 06, 2009

These are wonderful! Instead of rolling out the dough, I shaped it into a 2.5" tube, wrapped in plastic and chillled. Sliced off with a sharp knife and baked. Not as crumbly as McVittes but I love them anyway! Thanks Amanda2 for a recipe that will be made often.

0 people found this helpful. Was it helpful to you? [Yes] [No]
PrimQuilter May 30, 2009
English Digestive Biscuits