Making Digestive Biscuits: Don’t Tell Me You Don’t Have Time!
Do you know one of the main reasons why processed convenience food is so popular? It’s because we are busy. Too busy to cook! But are we really too busy, or do we just think we are?
Some home cooking takes a long time to prepare and put together, but there are so many dishes that don’t. If I suggested making your own clean-eating digestives to a lot of people, they would tell me they don’t have the time to make biscuits from scratch. But let me show you how long these take to make.
Make the dough
Ok, first you weigh out your flour into a bowl. Then you add your cold cubes of butter. Then use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour. It should take about 2 or 3 minutes for the mixture to resemble breadcrumbs.
Then add you maple syrup and stir the mix with a wooden spoon until it starts to clump together. Use your hands to bring the dough together into a ball. This process should take about a minute.
Cover the bowl and put the dough in the fridge to chill for 20 minutes.
Prepare to bake
While the dough is chillaxing in the fridge, line your baking tray with a sheet of baking paper. Turn on the oven and allow it to pre-heat. This should have taken you about 3 minutes.
Have a cup of tea.
Ok, remove your dough from the fridge and roll it out between 2 more sheets of baking paper. When it is about ¾ cm thick, cut out 8 rounds with a cookie cutter and place them on the baking tray. This might take you about 5 minutes.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Have another cup of tea.
Remove the biscuits from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
I estimate that this whole process takes about 10-13 minutes of actual work. The rest is really just time spent drinking tea!
Who has 13 minutes to spare to make delicious, crisp, crumbly homemade digestives?