Marie biscuits are a type of biscuit that are similar to a rich tea biscuit. They are round in shape and usually have the name embossed upon their top surface, the edges of which are also embossed with an intricate design12.
The main ingredients of Marie biscuits are wheat flour, sugar, palm oil or sunflower seed oil, and they are typically vanilla-flavored. They are known for their crisp, light, and delicate texture.
The Marie biscuit was created by the London bakery Peek Freans in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. They became popular throughout Europe and other parts of the world, including Asia.
Marie biscuits are often enjoyed with tea or coffee, and they can also be used in a variety of recipes. For example, in Spain, natillas custard is typically served with a Maria biscuit on top. In Brazil, they are soaked in milk and then stacked in layers of chocolate and vanilla-flavored custard cream to make pavê, a popular Brazilian dessert