February is definitely a tea and biscuit month. There is nothing nicer than sitting in front of my fire drinking a cuppa and munching through homemade biscuits.  Digestives are one of my all time favs. Just the plain type, but if you insist on chocolate coated, I would always go plain. I can remember when I was a kid, probably 9 or 10 I squished a spoonful of cream cheese between these biscuits and thought it was the nicest thing in the world. The sweet, salty and cool creamy texture – what could be nicer.  I never looked back! I think they are definitely an overlooked cookie and the last one to picked in a selection box (god this has got deep!!!) I would go for ‘em over any other – I am a self proclaimed biscuit snob!!

This is my first time baking a home made version. Totally fab, very rustic, taste healthy (they are not but you can kid yourself!) and are incredible dunkers. Under all circumstances consume with a cup of tea.

This is the easiest all in one recipe too and you don’t need a stand mixer either. They are very tactile to produce.

150g butter
200g wholemeal plain flour

Good grind salt

2 tablespoons milk
130g fine or medium oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
70g soft brown sugar

Preheat oven to 170 degrees centigrade

Place all ingredients into a bowl and use your fingertips to combine together to form a dough. It will take a few minutes

Sprinkle flour down on a work top and roll until the dough is about 2 cm thick.  Then use your cutter to make the shapes of your choice.

Place on baking parchment in the oven for 12 mins until brown

Wait to eat until cooled down!

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