Digestive Biscuits

900g (2lb) Whole Wheat Flour
225g (8oz) Dark Brown Sugar
225g (8oz) Butter
120ml (4floz) Hot Water
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 tsp Baking Soda

  • Pre-heat oven to 190°C: 375°F: Gas 5.
  • In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  • Rub in butter until mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  • Add the egg, with enough water so the dough has a pastry consistency.
  • Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface into eight to a quarter inch thickness; cut into rounds.
  • Place on an un-greased baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown, about.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then remove to wire racks.

Spread with cream cheese and strawberry, apricot preserves or jam.
Or eat as a savoury with cheese.

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