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petit beurre

butter biscuits from Nantes

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Invented in 1886 in Nantes by Louis Lefèvre-Utile (LU), Le Petit Beurre or Véritable Petit Beurre, wasn’t the first butter biscuit, but it’s become the most popular in France; golden, crunchy, with scallopped edges and ‘ears’ on the four corners, hence the slogan quatre oreilles et quarante-huit dents (‘four ears and 48 teeth’), which you never know, might pop up as a question on a pub quiz some day.

Biscuits Petit Beurre de la société LU

Add a tablet of dark or milk chocolate on top and you have a Petit Écolier.

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Text © Dana Facaros

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