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September is National Biscuit Month

We’re celebrating by sharing the biscuit love! How are you using biscuits to capture comfort-food cravings?

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.

Biscuits used to be popular with sea explorers as they stayed fresh for so long, forming part of the staple diet for sea voyagers. After biscuits made the voyage across the pond from England to America they took on a form that more closely resembled a soft scone than a crunchy English biscuit.

Customers dining out today still crave good ol’ comfort food. One avenue for serving up classic comfort foods resides in an American classic—biscuits! These hot, flaky, buttery rolls of goodness are popping back up on menus all across the country.

Foodie Fact! The main difference between biscuits and rolls is the leavening agent. Biscuits use baking soda. Rolls use yeast. For more Foodie Facts, subscribe to Dennis Knows Food!