Aberffraw biscuits are the oldest biscuits in Britain, and they’re from North Wales!
The Aberffraw biscuit -sometimes Aberffraw cake or Teisen Berffro- is said to originate from 13th Century Anglesey.
It’s a basic shortbread that comes in the shape of a scallop shell. Legend has it that a Welsh king was holding court in Aberffraw - his wife was walking on the beach there and, spotting a pretty scallop shell, asked for a cake to be baked in the same form. And so the Aberffraw biscuit was born.
The Aberffraw biscuit also appeared in the famous Cassell’s Dictionary of Cookery in 1892.
Best enjoyed with tea.