Interesting Facts About Biscuits

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  • A survey showed 29 per cent of adults say they have been splashed or scalded by hot drinks while dunking biscuits.
  • The word ‘biscuit’ comes from the French for ‘twice cooked’.
  • May 14th is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.
  • Dunking your biscuit into a milky drink gives you up to 11 times more flavour release than from eating the dry biscuit alone.
  • The World Biscuit Throwing Championship is held annually at the Glendale Country Show near Wooler, Northumberland. Contestants have to throw a McVitie’s Rich Tea Biscuit as far as they can. The winner receives the Biscuit Medal, a Rich Tea thickly dunked in varnish.
  • White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almost instantly metabolized into sugar. Biscuits will quickly spike your blood-sugar level.
  • May 29th is National Biscuit Day.
  • The inspiration for fortune cookies dates back to when Chinese soldiers slipped rice paper messages into moon cakes to help the co-ordination of their defense against Mongolian invaders.
  • The main difference between biscuits and rolls is the leavening agent. Biscuits use baking soda. Rolls use yeast.

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