Biscuits roses de Reims (Pink Champagne gourmet biscuits)

Biscuits roses de Reims (Pink Champagne gourmet biscuits)

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Biscuits roses de Reims / Pink biscuits 

Originating in Reims, Biscuit rose de Reims is a product of the Biscuits Fossier company. It is customary to dip the biscuit in champagne or red wine. The biscuit was created around 1690 in Reims. A baker wanted to make the most of the heat in the bread oven between the two batches, so he had the idea of creating a special dough; cooking it twice, which is where the name "biscuit" or "bis-cuit" meaning "cooked twice" in French. The biscuit initially was white. In order to add flavor to it, a pod of vanilla was introduced into the recipe. This vanilla left brown traces on the biscuit. In order to hide them, the baker decided to add a natural color based on cochineal, a scarlet dye, to disguise his mistake. From this sequence of events, the Biscuit Rose de Reims was born. The biscuit is oblong in shape, and is lightly sprinkled with caster sugar. Enthusiasts for the biscuit included King Charles X, Leopold II of Belgium, the Russian czar, and the Marquise de Polignac.

Ingredients: Sugar, wheat flour, free range eggs and egg whites (34%), colouring: carmine, raising agent (ammonium carbonates), natural vanilla flavouring.

May containt traces of Soya and Nuts.

100g (Net Weight)

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