To Dunk or not that is the question
Dunk: The correct way to enjoy that Great British institution, the noble cuppa.
Dunking of the biscuit is a tradition passed down from generation to generation. it is not merely sticking a biscuit in a hot drink till it is soggy, NO my friends it is an exquisite art. It is what makes the British cuppa a truly outstanding world leader in the art of refreshment.
Dunking is more than an art, yes the technique is important.
The biscuit should dunk until it becomes moist without being so soggy it falls apart. Therefore, only practice makes this art perfect.
Tea Dunking is a three-step process:
- Dunk half the biscuit, suck/eat that dunked section;
- Do it again, Dunk half of the remaining piece (a quarter of the original biscuit), and eat that;
- Dunk final triangle of biscuit, whilst pinching one corner.
If it is a chocolate biscuit, after you dunking it, lick off the chocolate at each stage before eating the biscuit underneath.
Dunking biscuits is a fine art and safe dunking time varies from biscuit to biscuit. However, there is one other critical influencing factor and that’s the temperature of your drink. Unsurprisingly, the hotter the cuppa, the quicker your chosen biscuit is likely to disintegrate. Therefore, just remember, patience is a virtue!
Happy dunking my friends!
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