Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Humble Digestive

Things get complicated pretty fast when you start avoid gluten. The humble Digestive biscuit (or Graham cracker as they call it in the states) is a staple not just for hypos but as they very necessary base in any given cheesecake. And of course, the cheesecake is a handy diabetes stand-in.
So here goes...

100g buckwheat flour (or plain flour)
1/3 teaspoon baking powder (make sure it's gf)
50g butter
30g dark brown soft sugar
2 tablespoons milk
pinch of salt

  1. Crumb in the butter to the flour mixture and add milk to bind into a dough.
  2. Roll out to 1/2inch thickness (tricky this but hey, it's home-made)
  3. Cut out funny shapes and prick with fork before chilling in freezer for 10 minutes
  4. Place on baking parchment and bake for 150C for 10-12 minutes - watch, they burn quickly
  5. Transfer to wire rack to cool
  6. Like other biscuits, they can be frozen but do so individually and in tinfoil wrap
These are lovely, very crisp and slightly crunchy like a biscuit should be. A little bit of an effort for what was previously handily in the press but there is the entertainment factor of baking them.

Carb Counting
I reckon we got about 25 small star shaped biscuits from this batch and the total carb count on the ingredients above comes out at about 115 so I round out each biscuit to 5g. Not too bad but I'd down 3 at a time!

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