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A biscuit in the United States and parts of Canada, and widely used in popular American English, is a small bread with a firm browned crust and a soft interior. However, in other parts of the world, a biscuit is a hard, flat cookie (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Biscuits generally contain flour, sugar, and a variety of other ingredients depending on the recipe. Before consumption, make sure to check all of the ingredients used in the recipe. In the event of an allergic reaction after eating a biscuit, contact your allergist. 

Common Uses:

Biscuits are traditionally served as a side dish with a meal. As a breakfast item they are often eaten with butter and a sweet condiment such as molasses, light sugarcane syrup, maple syrup, sorghum syrup, honey, or fruit jam or jelly. With other meals they are usually eaten with butter or gravy instead of sweet condiments (Wikipedia, nd).

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