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Cakes, cupcakes, or any other snack -- all are okay. But when it comes to our morning tea or evening chai break, we cannot do away without the crunch of sweet or savoury, yummy biscuits. The tradition of offering these humble titbits to sudden visits from friends still holds strong. When dinner seems a long way off or we are too lazy to prepare a post-lunch snack, opening and munching away on a pack of biscuits holds its own charm.
There is in fact no occasion to have a biscuit. Bored? Rummage through the kitchen shelves and pop in a biscuit. Only one left in the tin? Finish it before anyone else does. Had a good day? Have a celebration biscuit. Had an incredibly bad day? Have a cheer-me-up biscuit. Actually we can go on and on, while adding perfectly valid reasons for the never-ending biscuit fetish. But before going any further, why not get an idea about the origin of these pop-me-ins? How did they transform into everyone’s favourite? So here is how the famous story for biscuits recipe goes.
Long journeys, particularly sea voyages, in earlier times, usually required nutritious food. This demanded carrying live food along with a cook or butcher -- which took up additional space. However, the invention of baked items, processed cereals, and flour promised a more reliable source of food. While the Egyptian sailors carried flat, brittle loaves of millet bread called dhourra cake, the Romans travelled with biscuits called buccellum. The latter is described in the Roman cookbook Apicius, "A thick paste of fine wheat flour was boiled and spread out on a plate. When it had dried and hardened, it was cut up and then fried until crisp, then served with honey and pepper."
According to the belief of ancient physicians, daily biscuit consumption solved health issues related to digestion. For longer shelf lives, easy storage and transportation, early bakers created hard and dry biscuits. These were then dipped in liquids such as brine or coffee in order to soften them before eating. The treats were an important part of the diet for the Royal Navy, Spanish Armada until the introduction of canned food. By the 7th century, the Persians incorporated eggs, butter, cream, and sweeteners into these bread-based mixtures, in order to carve lighter, more flavoured biscuits. Some of the earliest biscuit confectioneries were ginger biscuits, digestives, and crackers.
The common practice of dunking biscuits in tea and then relishing them is actually an idea from 19th century Britain. Since then, these snacks have become an inevitable part of our diet, regardless of our ever-increasing waistlines. New, savvy additions such cereal and nutri bars might have arrived as few new kids in the block; but traditional biscuit packets still remain our favourite choice.
Yes, we know biscuits are the finest examples of quick pop-me-ins. But if you really wish to relish every bite of these sumptuous treats, we would like to introduce you to some delicious biscuit-nibbling tricks. To dunk or not to dunk? Well for the dunkers out there, for whom the morning practice of having tea and biscuits is an almost religious ritual, you can dip half, then a quarter, and finally the last quarter -- while holding the tips with your hands. Now what if it's a chocolate-covered biscuit? Well, we would advise not to make your chocolate soggy. Lick it off first and then continue nibbling on the rest. And when it comes to cream biscuits, finish off the fondant layer first, followed by dunking the rest in your beverage and savouring it. You must be wondering; why these elaborate instructions? Well, we want you to feel the full flavours of your favourite treats!
So what makes these treats so popular and make us fall for some particular variants? We would say, their fantastic ingredients. Now when we mention ingredients, we can direct you to one platform which never compromises on this factor. At SaleBhai, we know that biscuits matter. And therefore, we have curated only the best varieties -- made with the finest raw materials and sourced only from reliable, authentic vendors.
Let us first take you on a virtual visit to our online Swiss inventory. Yes, Swiss Gourmessa -- located in Delhi -- brings you baked goodies, made using original European technology. Be it their almond biscotti or French hearts -- each of these delicious, crispy treats is prepared fresh on order and delivered to your door. You can even try our Almond House Bisticks and relish the flavour of the embedded, hand-picked dry fruits in each bite.
If you prefer a touch of tradition in your biscuits recipe, we would recommend our Bangalore-based Sangam Sweets. Based in Karnataka, but originally from Gujarat, this brand’s products are a wonderful amalgamation of modernisation and regionality. Combining authentic Gujarati, Rajasthani, and Bengali methods, their sweets, namkeen, and biscuits are unique and simply out of the world. If you still don't believe us, try their masala, coconut, or ajwain biscuits. Laced with the best ingredients and baked to perfection, each of these treats is lightweight, filling, and acts as your perfect travel partner.
If you want a dose of nutrition in your biscuits, then bring home Bakelite Kanik Biscuits -- crispy treats, enriched with the goodness of whole-wheat flour. We even have fancy, colourful biscuits that serve as the ideal offerings to guests. Serve Dadu’s Mithai Vatika Baked Badam Biscuit, Gupta Brothers Baked Badam Biscuit, or Sukhadia Garbaddas Bapuji Backer Checker with a steaming cup of tea and watch your visitors exclaim in awe. Packed with choicest dry fruits, these pretty, sweet-like biscuits are not only striking but are tasty as well. If you are a connoisseur of peanuts, then taste the extremely irresistible farali biscuits -- delectable standalone treats and perfect partners to any hot beverage.
At SaleBhai, we have always endeavoured to bring you only the finest snacks, sourced from authentic vendors -- treats that define the actual place from where they first originated. When you get these products, you can be assured of that old taste which was found only in your granny’s kitchen. With seamless delivery, competitive prices, and reliable packaging, we can assure you that you won't be disappointed. So, don't delay! Order your favourite pack of biscuits now.