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A biscuit is a small form of bread made with baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent rather than yeast. When prepared properly, they are soft and flaky. They are similar to [[scone|scones]], but are more savory than sweet. In the UK, the term 'biscuit' means a [[cookie]], which is the older definition. In the French language, "biscuit" is the word for [[cookie]].
 
A biscuit is a small form of bread made with baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent rather than yeast. When prepared properly, they are soft and flaky. They are similar to [[scone|scones]], but are more savory than sweet. In the UK, the term 'biscuit' means a [[cookie]], which is the older definition. In the French language, "biscuit" is the word for [[cookie]].
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== Types of Biscuit ==
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There are many sweet types, including,
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*[[Custard]] creams
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*[[Bourbon]] creams
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*[[Garibaldi]] biscuits.
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*Rich [[tea]] biscuits.
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*Digestive and [[chocolate]] digestive biscuits.
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*[[Fig]] rolls.
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*[[Nice]] biscuits.
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== Biscuits in culture ==
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Biscuits are the centerpiece of a traditional game played at many boarding schools - unlike "taking the cake" meaning to win, the expression "taking the biscuit" means to come humiliatingly last. The popular American band [[Limp Bizkit]] derive their name from this pastime.
  
 
[[Category:Food and drink]]
 
[[Category:Food and drink]]

Revision as of 11:28, 10 April 2007

Biscuits

A biscuit is a small form of bread made with baking powder or baking soda as a leavening agent rather than yeast. When prepared properly, they are soft and flaky. They are similar to scones, but are more savory than sweet. In the UK, the term 'biscuit' means a cookie, which is the older definition. In the French language, "biscuit" is the word for cookie.

Types of Biscuit

There are many sweet types, including,

Biscuits in culture

Biscuits are the centerpiece of a traditional game played at many boarding schools - unlike "taking the cake" meaning to win, the expression "taking the biscuit" means to come humiliatingly last. The popular American band Limp Bizkit derive their name from this pastime.