A biscuit (pronounced /ˈbɪskɨt/) is a baked edible product. The term is used to apply to two distinctly different products in North America and the Commonwealth Nations.In the United States it relates to a small soft leavened bread, somewhat similar to a scone. In Commonwealth English, it commonly is used to refer to a small and hard, often sweetened, flour-based product, most akin in American English to a cookie, or sometimes in the case of cheese biscuits, a cracker.
Raw materials:Sweet biscuits are commonly eaten as a snack food and are, in general, made with wheat flour or oats, and sweetened with sugar or honey. Varieties may contain chocolate, fruit, jam, nuts, or even be used to sandwich other fillings. There is usually a dedicated section for sweet biscuits in most European supermarkets.
Uses:Most modern biscuits can trace their origins back to either the Hardtack ships biscuit, or the creative art of the baker:
Ships biscuit derived: Digestive, Rich tea, Abernethy, Cracker
Bakers art: Biscuit rose de Reims