Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits Case
Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits Cases consists of currants squashed and baked between two thin, oblongs of biscuit dough… It’s like a sort of currant sandwich. In this respect, it has elements in common with the Eccles cake.
Popular with British consumers as a snack for over 150 years, Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuit often appear with tea or coffee.
Garibaldi Biscuits have a golden brown, moderately sweet pastry exterior but their defining characteristic is the fruit middle.
Crawfords Garibaldi Biscuits were named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian general and leader of the struggle to unify Italy. Garibaldi made a popular visit to South Shields in England in 1854. The biscuit was first manufactured by the Bermondsey biscuit company Peek Freans in 1861 following the recruitment of Jonathan Carr, one of the great biscuit makers of Carlisle.
During the 20th Century, after a series of mergers, Garibaldi Biscuits became a Crawford’s product.