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What food's name is derived from the French for "twice baked"?

Question #60388. Asked by RaeRae55.
Last updated Aug 08 2017.

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The Old 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.


Response last updated by Terry on Aug 08 2017.
Nov 05 2005, 7:46 PM
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Nov 05 2005, 8:00 PM
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