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The History of Biscuits
A biscuit is a type of cookie or cracker. A biscuit is a sweet baked good that is often eaten at breakfast time. In America, biscuits were originally made with cornmeal and molasses. Today, they are still made with flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and baking soda.
The word “biscuit” comes from the French word “bisque” meaning “twice cooked”. When the first biscuits were created, they were twice cooked. The second cooking was done after the dough had been shaped into balls.
Crisco was the first company to mass produce biscuits. Crisco was founded in 1892 by George Washington Vanderbilt II. He wanted to create a product that would help people lose weight.
When biscuits are cut out of a sheet of dough, the edges are thicker than the centre. This creates a flat surface. Flat surfaces allow liquids to spread easily. If a liquid spreads evenly across the entire biscuit, then the biscuit won't have any dry spots. Dry spots cause cracks in the biscuit. Cracks make the biscuit fall apart.
What is the difference between a biscuit and a scone?
A biscuit and a sconce are both cookies, but they are different shapes. A biscuit is round while a scone is square.
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What do we need?
- 100g / 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 50g / 1/4 cup sugar
- 125g / 1 cup flour
- 15g / 1/8 cup cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven on 180 degrees C / 356 degrees F and prepare a baking tray with baking paper.
- Start mixing the sugar & butter together. Continue mixing until it's a smooth creamy mass.
- Add the flour, baking powder & cocoa powder to the mass and mix everything until it's a smooth dough.
- Use your hands to make balls the size of a golf ball from the dough and place all the balls on the prepared baking tray. When you prepared all the balls, make all of them flat as a pancake (max 2cm high).
- Bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes.
- Bon Appetit! Let me know if you like these biscuits in the comments below!
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One of the first things that I think of when I hear or read 'Italy' is Tiramisu. I just can't help it. Of course, Italy has much more to offer then just their delicious Tiramisu.
Tiramisu is the most well-known dessert, it simply is the crème de la crème!
Tiramisu was invented by a confectioner called Roberto Linguanotto while he was working in his restaurant 'Le Beccherie' in Treviso, Italy. People say that tiramisu has aphrodisiac effects and therefore was served in brothels in Trevisto.
The name tiramisu comes from tireme su, which is dialect of Treviso for 'pick me up'. In Italian it's tiramisu.