Do You Dunk?

@Darkwing (21588)
March 20, 2007 7:52am CST
I love to dunk my bikkies in my tea, or coffee. I guess it's an English trait... I'm not sure, but I would like to know of anybody outside England who dunks their biscuits. I like to dunk my ginger nuts in coffee. Don't ask me why... they just taste better dunked in coffee, and naturally, rich tea and digestives, I dunk in tea. Never dunk custard creams as you get the oily deposit from the cream sandwiching it together, floating on the top of your tea, and that is NOT nice... the same goes for chocolate digestives. There are a lot of bikkies which are suitable for the practice, i.e. rich tea, digestives, nice, lincoln, shorties, ginger nuts, some cookies even, depending on what their content is. So.... inside or outside England, do you dunk your bikkies? Which bikkies do you like to dunk most? Which annoy you and disintegrate in a mulch to the bottom of the cup? lol. Tell us all your story! :-)
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25 Mar 07
I like to dunk my biscuits but I've got to get the timing right because too many of my biscuits end up a gooey sludge at the bottom of the cup. I just dunk them for too long. That won't stop me though because I prefer dunking to not, and I won't give in that easily. lol.
@Darkwing (21588)
25 Mar 07
Lol... yes, I've been to that sludgy bottom of the cup but now I dunk quite gingerly, so that only a small portion gets dunked and doesn't break off. Timing is of the essence, indeed. Thank you for your response.
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 07
Hehehehe I would have thought you would be perfect at it Leedsrbest Mum obviously not taught you the secret lol
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 07
Lol Gabs... that's three enrolled in the bikkie-dunking class. Any more takers?
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 07
hehehehe yes I do but it is not good to Dunk Chocolate ones either as the Chocolate melts you know I found that out, so I gave up on that one. My favourite ones to dunk are Shortbread or Butter ones but I always live them to long and then they drop in the Coffee and I am not very good at fishing. I have to learn I think to stop leaving them so long in my Coffee I guess. And guess what Gissi will only eat Bikkies if it is dunked in my Coffee when I dunked it in his water he turned his Nose up,well I thought I would try it instead of messing my Coffee up but it didn't work. Never mind will have to keep messing my Coffee I guess for little Fellow. Love ya xxx
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@Darkwing (21588)
21 Mar 07
Mmmmm yes, butter ones are nice dunked. As for leaving them dunked for too long, I think I've got that off to an art now because if you leave them too long and pieces drop off, no matter how you try to fish it out with a spoon, it dwindles away to nothing and serves to thicken your coffee! lol. It just disappears, Gabs, so I gave that one up. Now I dunk sharply and sensibly, a little at a time. Works perfectly. As for Gizzy, the caffeine is probably the reason for him being so boisterous? tut tut... I dunno! Love ya, Gabs. Take care. x
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
26 Mar 07
Ok you will have to teach me lol As for Gissi one spoilt little Man lololol Love you to xxxx
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 07
Ok, you're on for a bikkie-dunking session. lol
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
28 Mar 07
Dunking is an art. Too little a dunk and the biscuit is too hard, too much of a dunk and the biscuit floats on your drink then goes straight down to the bottom of the cup or mug. I have been dunking for many years and have made it into a fine art. The taste of the biscuit is different as well, depending of the type of drink, whether it be tea or coffee or even my favourite ovaltine drink. Have a wonderfull day from Deeeky.
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@Darkwing (21588)
29 Mar 07
Ha ha ha ha ha... yes, you're so right about dunking being an art. If you dunk it too far into your drink, the dunked part becomes too heavy and falls off. lol. Then you try to fish it out with a spoon and it's disintegrated into sludge, and when you get to the last mouthful of your drink, it's like a baby's rusk in there, soaked in milk. lol I too have got to the point where I know exactly how long and deep to dunk! I think it makes a difference as to how hot the drink is when you commence dunking too. lol. Thank you for sharing your experiences and expertise with us Deeeky. Brightest Blessings.
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Well Darkwing, you think it is an English tradition? Well, I'm English and I'm just about the only person I know who DOESN'T dunk. I think every Aussie does! I'm afraid dunking biscuits is something that makes no sense to me. If I offered you a soft biscuit I'm sure you wouldn't want it, so why make it soft by dunking it? It isn't logical! In fact, it is so illogical that I don't eat biscuits WHILE I'm drinking. I'll finish eating before having my coffee. Sorry, I can't help with suggestions, but if you were an Aussie I could almost guarantee you'd dunk EVERY biscuit - and bread, and toast.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 07
Ha ha ha ha ha... you're quite right of course, Cloud, but I was surprised! Just take a look through some of these responses and you'll see why. In the Phillipines, it appears they bake a special bun for dunking... how about that? Thank you for your valued response, Cloud. Brightest Blessings.
• Philippines
26 Mar 07
yeah, me too. i dunk bread into my coffee. biscuits into milk. it gives a different taste and more enjoyable while eating them.
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@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 07
A friend of mine dunks ginger bread in ice cold milk. He reckons that's really great!
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
well i love dunking my bikkies in my tea and coffee. A lot of my fiends do as well. I am in Australia, and it seems to be a common practice. My favourite is probably scotch finger, but i also like ginger bikkies as well. The tim tam story is very true! I dont do it, but my daughter does, mainly with a hot chocolate drink. One thing i dont like though is my kids catching me and then they try to dip their bikkies in my cuppa. It drives me mad! I tell them to get a glass of milk and dunk their own in, cause i dont like them having tea and coffee (these are my younger kids). Ihate it when the biscuit falls apart. I find milk coffee do this, cause i leave them in too long, even though you havent, but they are a thinner biscuit, so maybe that is why it happens.
@Darkwing (21588)
16 Apr 07
Lol, and their biscuit invariably does fall apart because kids have no 'fear'! lol. They just plunge it right into your drink and come out with just a little piece of biscuit that's still crispy. The rest of it is floating in your drink! ha ha ha I like the idea of you being a 'Secret Dunker', seeking a dark, quiet corner so you can get away with the act, without being caught at it! :-) An amusing response for which I'm awarding you a + rating. Thank you very much and Brightest Blessings.
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@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
16 Apr 07
thank you for your rating. much appreciated!
@Darkwing (21588)
16 Apr 07
You're quite welcome, and thank you for your response.
• Philippines
15 Apr 07
as most of my filipino countrymen who responded to your post would tell you, we love dunking pan de sal in coffee. here are some more tips on how to dunk your bread: is your coffee very hot, or is it starting to cool down? take caution when dunking bread in very hot coffee as this can still scald your tongue, lol. i've done this a lot of times, and it takes me a couple of days before my tongue heals sufficiently to try dunking again. also, very hot coffee turns the bread soggy faster. so a good rule of thumb would be, dunk quickly in hot coffee...
@Darkwing (21588)
16 Apr 07
Yes, some of your countrymen did tell me about the Pan de Sal. Tell me, is this similar to japati, or is it more like a yeasty loaf? I'm not very well educated on this... sorry. Thank you very much for your interesting and amusing response. Brigt Blessings.
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
Pan de Sal is similar with your dinner roll in size, sometimes slightly bigger. It is not as smooth as the dinner roll though because it is covered with something like bread crumbs that eating it will leave some dusty crumbs on your hands and on the table. I think the regular pan de sal is made of flour, yeast, margarine, milk, shortening and sugar. The expensive kind uses wheat.
@Darkwing (21588)
16 Apr 07
Ah... ok. Thank you very much for that description, Dinamulag. I can now envisage you dunking your Pan de Sal. :-)
• India
16 Dec 07
I only drink coffee occasionally and it's not a daily habit for me, i drink tea more than coffee but still not addicted to it, usually i prefer cold drinks over coffee/tea whenever I can. I don't think I can spend one day without any coffee. I must have at least one cup of coffee in the morning otherwise I get a killer headache. Sometimes i drink coffee,but in fact it is not necessary thing in my daily life.
@Darkwing (21588)
21 Dec 07
I tend to drink green tea more than anything. I think you might find that quite refreshing. You can buy it with different flavours, like lemon, jasmine, etc, but I have come to prefer the pineapple and grapefruit flavour. You don't have milk with it, and it's a very beneficial hot drink. Perhaps you'd like it? Brightest Blessings.
@jcvernz (477)
• Philippines
21 Apr 07
Me, personally i like to dunk bread on coffee even on sofdrinks as well.he.he.he.he.It makes my bread more yummy. Also i tried to dunk biscuits.This is a child habit i bit but as an adult one i used to do it also. I find it enjoyable and it makes me satisfied what i eat.
@Darkwing (21588)
21 Apr 07
Hey! What do you mean dunking biscuits is a child's habit? I'm still dunking now! lol. Thank you for your response and brightest blessings.
• Philippines
16 Apr 07
It is quite amazing to know that people from England dunks their bread in their or tea coffee too. I always thought that this habit is only native to Filipinos. LOL.
@Darkwing (21588)
16 Apr 07
I don't think many English people dunk their bread in tea or coffee although My Grandad used to dunk his bread and butter. It isn't a common occurrence in England, but we do so like to dunk our biscuits. :-)
@Bizziebod (3526)
31 Mar 07
Lol My pet hate is dunking biscuits - it's a horrible habit! My daughter does it all the while and it makes me cringe! I'm not sure why it does but I think it's something to do with the sediment at the bottom. I can remember I tried it when I was really young and nearly wretched when I drank the soggy crumbs at the bottom! Brightest Blessings!
@Darkwing (21588)
31 Mar 07
LOL... then you need practice my dear! You either have to learn when to pull the biscuit out, or to avoid drinking the sediment at the bottom. Ha ha ha. Thank you for your response and Brightest Blessings.
@aweins (4203)
• India
26 Mar 07
my hubby lovessss to do that . but i m very rare in that case.
@Darkwing (21588)
26 Mar 07
Glad to hear your hubby is keeping the art alive. lol. Thank you for your response.