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If biscuits are to be frozen, cool them first on wire rack and put them in the self sealing plastic bags, pressing out as much air as possible. Freeze them for up to 3 months.

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Did You Know?
It is not known when yeast was first used to bake bread. The first records that show this use came from Ancient Egypt.

Researchers speculate that a mixture of flour meal and water was left longer than usual on a warm day and the yeasts that occur in natural contaminants of the flour caused it to ferment before baking. The resulting bread would have been lighter and more tasty than the previous flat, hard flatbreads. It is generally assumed that the earliest forms of leavening were likely very similar to modern sourdough; the leavening action of yeast would have been discovered from its action on flatbread doughs, and would either have been cultivated separately or transferred from batch to batch by means of previously mixed ("old") dough. Alternately, the development of leavened bread seems to have developed in close proximity to the development of beer brewing, and barm from the beer fermentation process can also be used in bread making.