Medium-bake white wheatflour biscuit of two thin outer layers with squashed currants between, sufficiently thin that a proportion of the currants press through the biscuit, lightly glazed. Typically 11/2ins x 21/2ins x 3/8ins thick, usually supplied in sheets of four biscuits with perforated or lined divisions. A form of Squashed Fly Cake
Photo: James F. Carter
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), leader of the drive to unite Italy and a ceaseless fighter against dictatorship, was immensely admired in England. The biscuits in his honour were first made by Peek Frean & Co of Bermondsey in 1861, and when he visited London in 1864 it is said that the whole country shut down for 3 days. He also has a French demi-glāce sauce and a consomme named after him.
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