Biscuits: how to make digestives at home

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Louise Hay

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Compared to the digestive biscuits that are on the market, those obtained with our recipe they are less caloric and richer in fiber.

"L'use of wholemeal flour in place of the refined it then improves the glycemic index and provides mineral salts and vitamins absent instead in industrial flours, especially if 00 ”, adds the doctor Valentina Viti, nutritionist in Rome and Frosinone. "Another possible variant lies in theuse a good extra virgin olive oil instead of that of corn seeds: in so doing, it comes improved nutritional quality of fats present. Finally, if you are overweight, you can lower your calories replacing the brown sugar with a sweetener».

What do you need

Ingredients for 30 biscuits

√ 100 g type 2 flour

√ 50 g of frumina

√ 50 g wholemeal spelled flour

√ 60 g of brown sugar

√ 80 ml of corn oil

√ 8 tablespoons of rice or soy milk (about 30 ml)

√ 1 teaspoon of whole sea salt and 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder and a pinch of baking soda

How they prepare

In a bowl, mix the flours with the sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Add the oil, pour in the milk and then knead everything with your hands.

When the dough is compact enough, wrap it in cling film and let it rest in the refrigerator for about half an hour. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a sheet of parchment paper to obtain a disk of 1/2 centimeter, then cut out the cookies.

Arrange them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake them at 170 ° C for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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