Water Biscuits are what North Americans would call a cracker. They are flat biscuits, either round or square, and creamy-white in colour with brown spots. Compared to most other biscuits or crackers, they are comparatively soft and flaky.
They are commercially made from water, white wheat flour, salt, vegetable oil. They have same taste as North American saltine crackers, but without the salt.
Their mild, bland flavour makes them popular for serving with cheese, as they don’t interfere with the taste of the cheese.
Water Biscuits are British in origin but are available now at most North American supermarkets.
High Bake Water Biscuits
Thinner, less flaky and crispier than regular Water Biscuits.
Salt-free saltines, other bland biscuits or crackers.
Water Biscuits date back to at least 1882, when Arnott’s launched its brand.