Carr's Table Water Biscuits with Cracked Black Pepper. Biscuits of Distinction: Carr's Table Water in their original form first appeared in the late 19th Century as a refinement of the ships biscuit. Water instead of fat was used to blend the dry ingredients in order to keep the biscuits fresh on long voyages. Carr's cabin biscuits with their delicate, crisp texture proved extremely popular with seafarers. Established 1908: Word soon spread to every port and inevitably, in 1908, these biscuits were made available to landlubbers too in the form of Carr's Table Water. still baked today in the proud tradition established by Jonathan Dogson Carr. - Prepare and Use: Why not try our Black Pepper Table Water biscuits with a little cream cheese and a twist of smoked salmon as a delicious treat.