One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sweet butter biscuit.
- ‘When I got home I poured the tehina on a plate, then added some cherry jam and scooped it up with the petits beurres. It was really, really good.’
- ‘When I was a little girl, the after school snack was a "petit beurre" (a biscuit) and a piece of black chocolate.’
French, literally ‘little butter’.
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