National Biscuit Day takes place on May 29th, 2021. National Biscuit Day is a chance to celebrate the humble biscuit. You might be surprised to hear that biscuits are recorded as an essential source of nutrition to many different people and civilizations throughout history.
Biscuits are not a modern invention and originated as a way of making flour and other ingredients last longer so that they could be taken on long journeys. They were a staple on long sailing expeditions for the Ancient Egyptians and kept many a Roman soldier energised during their conquests of different lands.
It’s important to note the difference between the UK and US English definitions of the word ‘biscuit’. For Americans, ‘biscuits’ are soft and risen baked good that are often served as a side dish to savoury meals.
But, in the UK, biscuits are flat, sweet treats that are eaten as a snack…
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