The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and biscuit fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Biscuit fun facts.

Biscuit Fun Facts: A biscuit is a baked and commonly flour-based food-product. The term is used to apply to two distinctly different products in North America and the Commonwealth Nations.

  • In the United States and Canada it is a small, soft, leavened bread, somewhat similar to a scone. A Southern regional variation on the term, beaten biscuit, is closer to the British form.
  • In Commonwealth English, it is a small and generally sweet, baked product that would be called either a cookie or a cracker in the United States, and a cookie (Biscuit in Quebec) in Canada.
  • May 14th is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day.
  • May 29th is National Biscuit Day.
  • The Middle French word bescuit is derived from the Latin words bis (twice) and coquere, coctus (to cook, cooked), and, hence, means “twice-cooked”. This is because biscuits were originally cooked in a twofold process: first baked, and then dried out in a slow oven.
  • White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almost instantly metabolized into sugar.  Biscuits will quickly spike your blood-sugar level.
  • Mustard is a common condiment to use on biscuits in the south, especially to accompany ham.
  • The main difference between biscuits and rolls is the leavening agent.  Biscuits use baking soda.  Rolls use yeast.

Biscuit Fun Facts We Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Biscuits

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