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    Senior Member sculpyfan's Avatar
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    I read a lot of books and the ones from England prompted this question. I know that biscuit is a cookie but what is a digestive biscuit?

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    According to Wikipedia... Graham cracker is called a "digestive biscuit" in Britain

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    DH is from England. he said it's like, "like a graham cracker, but you need tea with it."

    I've eaten them, and they're a bit dryer than a cookie, but so good.

    If you've got a Christmas Tree Shops near you, you can probably find one there to try.

    Here's a link to them:
    http://www.jollygrub.com/OnLineStore...c4aa0c02d70e62

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    hi
    This is what it says on wilipedia
    A digestive biscuit, sometimes referred to as a sweet-meal biscuit, is a semi-sweet biscuit originated in the United Kingdom and popular worldwide. The term 'digestive' is derived from the belief that they had antacid properties due to the use of sodium bicarbonate when they were first developed. Historically, some producers used diastatic malt extract to 'digest' some of the starch that existed in flour prior to baking.

    More here http://bakingforbritain.blogspot.com...-biscuits.html

    Hope this clears things. Chrissie

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    Kind of reminds me of those arrowroot cookies, which I think also help with digestion.

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    My favourites are coated on one side with dark chocolate! Mmmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    My favourites are coated on one side with dark chocolate! Mmmmm.
    Oh yea.. Love them.

    And I love Jaffa Cakes too.

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    They are a dry but crunchy biscuit, tasty and very good with blue cheese.

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    Thanks to everyone. It never occured to me to do a search. This group has me spoiled by being to GO-TO source for all information.

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    This reminds me of a funny story. DH's uncle married a woman who had distant relative in Australia. Two of them, young ladies came for a visit. He told them, we are going to eat at a restaurant with all you can eat chicken and biscuits. They got strange looks on their faces.
    When they got there and were served the food, they said, "Oh, you mean SCONES!!"

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    A digestive with your cuppa.... LOVELY

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    There is an advert that goes something like.... A cup of tea is too wet without a digestive.

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    The best ones are half covered with chocolate! lol

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    They are yummy, had them as a kid with butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    My favourites are coated on one side with dark chocolate! Mmmmm.

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    so
    US Its Graham cracker
    UK Its Digestive
    and here in Australia its Wheatmeal

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