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Boudoir biscuits

Colloquially known as sponge fingers, this are sponge biscuits with a crisp sugary coating.

Strangely enough, the Victorians had a tradition of serving these biscuits at funerals, and it wasn't until the early 20th century that they became fashionable at tea time. The name 'boudoir' is often embossed on the base of the biscuit.

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