Friday, 28 March 2014

Healthy(ish) Chocolate Digestive Biscuits....

Healthy chocolate digestive biscuits, Teacups & Buttondrops


Chocolate digestives are one of my major downfalls when it comes to food. It doesn't help that they are constantly on offer in supermarkets and they usually end up coming home with me.

I have recently been into experimenting with various recipes and making them healthier where possible. This recipe is an adaptation from one over on Nadia's Kitchen so I thought that I would share it on here.

Here is what you will need:
1 3/4 cup of wholemeal rye flour (you can use other flour - this is what I had lying around)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp xylitol (or 2 tbsp more brown sugar)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
65g unsalted butter
3 tbsp milk
60g Dark chocolate

Method: 
Preheat oven to 180c and line a baking sheet.
Mix all the dry ingredients together.
Melt butter and pour into the dough mixture. Add in milk. Mix through.
Place dough in the fridge for around 30 mins (makes it easier to work with).
After 30 mins, take the dough out of the fridge onto a floured surface.
Flatten dough with your hands and be careful as will be quite crumbly.
Take your cookie cutter of choice (I simply made flat balls as I am really bad using cutters) and cut out your shapes.
Bake for 20-25 mins until golden.
After 20-25 mins in the oven, remove and place onto cooling tray and allow to cool. Once the biscuits are cool, you can start melting your chocolate. I usually melt mine by placing a glass bowl over a boiling pot of water.
Melt the chocolate and then spread over your biscuits.
Place the chocolate covered biscuits in the fridge to set.
Enjoy!