The UK according to cakes and biscuits

Share: Here in the UK we’re lovers of something sweet — whether that be a mid-afternoon snack, an accompaniment to our tea or something after dinner. There rarely seems a time when a cake or biscuit wouldn’t suffice. These delicious treats are signatures of not only the UK itself but the different countries and regions that help make Great Britain, great! Take the classic Scottish shortbread. It began life as scraps from a medieval “biscuit bread”, twice baked. It now takes place as a culinary icon — delicious, buttery and sweet. Or how about Parkin, a regional ginger cake...

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