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Food glossary

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Digestive biscuits

Also referred to as sweetmeal biscuits, digestives are made from coarse brown flour which give them their distinctive texture and flavour.

Uses: A favourite for dunking in a cup of tea, digestives are also popular in cookery for making into bases for cheesecakes and flans and including in uncooked chocolate cakes that are set in the fridge.

To store: Keep in a cool, dry place until the best before date. Once opened store the biscuits in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.

To use: To crush digestives for a recipe, either process in a food processor or place in a large food bag, seal with a wire tie and bash with a rolling pin until crumbs are formed.