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The word ‘Biscuit’ comes from the Latin words ‘Bis’ meaning twice, and ‘Coctus’, which means baked. Biscuits used to be popular with sea-explorers as they stayed fresh for long.
It is believed that biscuits first appeared in China about 10,000 years ago, where dry rice pies with sesame and fruits were made.
Biscuit spread exists. As delicious as it sounds, it is a healthy mix of chocolate, milk and crushed nuts!
When these chocolate sandwich biscuits were first made in 1910, they were called ‘Creola’. But the name was changed to Bourbon, in honour of the French royal family.
The Bourbon is the fifth most popular biscuit for dunking! It was also the first biscuit to be eaten on the moon.
The largest Guinness-certified custard cream in the world was baked in 2010 in Nottingham. It weighed
15.73 kg and measured
59 cm by 39 cm by 6.5cm.
Ginger Nuts were created in 1850. Flavoured with ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, it is believed they are called “nuts” simply because they are so difficult to bite into!
Did you know 29 May is National Biscuit Day in the UK!
White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almost instantly metabolised to sugar. Which means just a biscuit is enough to spike your blood-sugar level!
The main difference between biscuits and rolls is the “leavening agent”. Biscuits use baking soda. Rolls use yeast.