- The word biscuit comes from the middle french word bescuit; derived from the latin bis (twice) and coquere (to cook). This is because bisuits were originally baked, and then put in an oven to dry out.
- One way to tell the difference between a biscuit and a cake (that old adage) is through the way that it goes stale. A cake is initially soft textured and goes hard, a cake starts off brittle and softens as it goes stale.
- So next time that suicide inducing and ever-so original 'Jaffa Cake; Biscuit Vs. Cake' debate begins to rage: a Jaffa Cake is, by law, a cake. End of. In the name of God, end of.