Biscuit (cookie) flavour: Rose, which is the plant most mentioned in Paradise Lost after the Forbidden Tree.
Decoration: Royal icing base. Some designs painted onto royal icing using food colouring gels and vodka, others piped in royal icing.
Context: Inspired by Milton’s Cottage, the house in Chalfont St Giles where John Milton completed Paradise Lost. Each biscuit depicts a rare book or artefact featuring in the Milton’s Cottage collections.
Here is a key to the biscuit set: