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Crumbs! A history of biscuits in 15 fantastic facts


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Crumbs! A history of biscuits in 15 fantastic facts – from flatulence cure to phenomenal fuel

 

Of course, we are not talking American biscuits here, but what you quaint people call cookies, but we call biscuits because that is their name and cookies are what you call god knows what! 😁

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Honey. I will treat you to breakfast at Bryant's in Memphis, should you ever deign to grace the colonies with your presence. And I will SHOW you biscuits.

 

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12 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

Crumbs! A history of biscuits in 15 fantastic facts – from flatulence cure to phenomenal fuel

 

Of course, we are not talking American biscuits here, but what you quaint people call cookies, but we call biscuits because that is their name and cookies are what you call god knows what! 😁

Thank you for a fun read. A cure for flatulence, really? Won’t stop me eating Digestives.   

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Thanks for the article.  The picture of the (ahem) cookies at the top of the article reminds me of the tins of cookies sold at Christmas.  I can't remember for sure, but I think they are often called Belgian cookies.

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That was an interesting and fun read.  Being raised by and with British people, I tend to go back and forth between "biscuit" and "cooky".  And I'm not even sure what my own criterion is!  Apparently "cookies" are now known in the UK.  According to The Great British Baking Show a biscuit is crisp, while a cooky is chewy.  

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7 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

Apparently "cookies" are now known in the UK.

 

The term "cookies" has been known in the UK since at least the 18th century, but refers to sweet buns and teacakes, especially in Scotland.

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