28 Mar '13, 3pm

@Anne_L_Kershaw @katefeld @louisebolotin A definitive taxonomy exists: The Tunnocks and the Jaffa are cakes.

Biscuits we all love them don't we. But what exactly is a biscuit? Biscuit comes from the french meaning twice-cooked but don't let that put you off, as the french don't really have a clue about making decent biscuits. Those dreadful Petit Beurre things that they knock out are really nasty. They sound like they are going to be really nice, like some sort of little buttery thing, but they're not. I've seen some where they put a big slab of chocolate on the top in an attempt to make them nice but it was all a bit wrong. Taxonomy of biscuits Cakes Usually easily distinguished from biscuits by their sheer size however individual cakes can be a bit tricker, for instance the macaroon. Also the Jaffa Cake despite having the word cake in its name can confuse some people. Crackers Crackers are aimed at savory use such as cheese and crackers, however you sometimes get those hovis sw...

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