Can you believe that Bourbon biscuits were first introduced in 1910? Yeah, me neither. That’s amazing! We have them in quite a few varieties, and they all have the same awesome taste. This sandwich style biscuit consists of two thin rectangular dark chocolate biscuits that you can dip into tea, coffee, or enjoy them on your own. The probability is that you eat them without any second thoughts when you buy them, but have you ever wondered what the holes are there for? Yeah, they do have a purpose, contrary to public opinion.
If bourbon is your favorite cookie, too, you might want to analyze it a bit before rushing to eat it.
Have you noticed the little holes around the sides of the cookie? I bet not, but there is more than meets the eye here. They are not only a design choice. It turns out that they’re there for a reason!
Apparently, the little holes in bourbon biscuits are there to reinforce the structural integrity of the cookie. Sounds complicated? Don’t worry, it will get clearer. During the baking process, the tiny holes in the cookie help the moisture in the cookie dough to escape, which helps the cookie to keep its shape more easily. If there weren’t any holes, the cookie would crumble and break very easily. Makes sense?
This secret trick to cookie structure has been revealed by Mark Greenwell, who is one of the managers of the United Biscuits factory in Carlisle, UK.
The British TV show, Food Unwrapped, interviewed Mark Greenwell and asked him about the bourbon biscuit. This is what he said: “If the holes weren’t there, steam would build up inside the biscuits. The biscuit would collapse back down and you wouldn’t have a controllable product. You’re trying to get steam out of the biscuits to have an even texture. If you’re wondering why other biscuits don’t have holes then that’s because they’re designed to have a ‘snap’”. Secret revealed!
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