Pantry/Freezer Clearout – Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

It’s always fun when you have all the ingredients for something that catches your eye.

I saw these delicious looking biscuits on one of the FB food groups I belong to. When I checked out the link I found that the recipe used whole wheat flour and fine porridge oats and not all purpose flour. I happened to have some leftover finely ground rolled oats, from a previous sourdough bread bake, in my pantry, so it was a win-win situation. Cookies/biscuits AND it used up another item from my pantry. The recipe, as posted by Paul Hollywood, seems to be similar to the McVitie brand of biscuits.

Paul Hollywood’s Chocolate Digestive Biscuits



Review: Just a touch of sweetness. I used a 72% dark cocoa chocolate for the coating but if you want something sweeter, a milk chocolate would be tasty as well.

Sometimes, my cooking choice is designed around using up a specific ingredient. Like  the cream of wheat dumplings (Hungarian grizgaluska) I made with the last 3/4 cup of cream of wheat in my pantry. And the pot of chicken stock made with a chicken carcass, a few chicken backs and about a dozen chicken thigh bones that I ran across, as I was transferring the contents of the upstairs freezer to the basement one. I served the dumplings in the resulting soup.



6 thoughts on “Pantry/Freezer Clearout – Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

    1. Thank you for you your kind comment but I did so many things wrong as I rushed through making the cookies, late in the evening and in a too warm kitchen, including not getting each batch the same thickness … 3 mm/ 1/8th of an inch.

      The melted chocolate was too warm and I was too impatient to let it cool enough that I could make proper lines on top of the biscuits. I redrew them several times, more or less straight each time. I even threw them in the fridge so that they would harden faster so I could overlap/stack to take pictures ASAP.

  1. Those cookies sound good, but those dumplings are really amazing me. Cream of Wheat was a staple breakfast food at our house when I was growing up but I never heard of making anything else from it.

    1. The cookies were wicked. Crumbly like shortbread and with a chewy texture from the whole wheat flour and ground oats. Just a bit of chocolate so I could tell myself that I was eating something healthy for me. 🙂

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