Do you dunk your biscuits?

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11/10/2013 at 13:08

Inspired by that other thread 


11/10/2013 at 13:11

I only get the urge with sandwich biscuits - bourbons, custard creams etc...

11/10/2013 at 13:13

Of course - what is the point of biscuits otherwise?????

Chocolate hobnobs are the best. 

11/10/2013 at 13:17

What are biscuits? Thought we were all serious athletes here.

11/10/2013 at 13:18

This very much depends on the properties of the biscuit, in particular its structural integrity and dryness. e.g.

Rich Tea - dunking essential.  Very dry but reasonably robust.
Jammy Dodger - as above; the jam's too thin to overcome the dryness, so it needs dunking.
Malted Milk - definitely not, or if dunked only very briefly.  Fairly dry but wilts like an old lettuce.  Dunk for too long and you're looking at a load of sludge when you get to the bottom of your tea.
Digestive biscuit - definitely dunk.  Not as dry as a Rich Tea, but incredibly robust, can take a solid dunking without falling apart and therefore soaks up much tea.  n.b. May require a small nibble to get a decent dunk going as the circumference is likely to be bigger than that of your tea receptacle.
Chocolate Hobnob - Hmmm... now this one's not so straightforward.  Works extremely well as a stand-alone biscuit, but has similar robustness and tea-soaking skills as a digestive, perhaps even more so with the coarse-grained oats.  If you're feeling naughty, go for the double-hobnob dunk with two hobnobs stuck chocolate side together.

I'm only guessing by the way.  Never eaten a biscuit in my life.

11/10/2013 at 13:19

What are biscuits? Thought we were all serious athletes here.

I bet Wilson Kipsang bloody loves a digestive 

11/10/2013 at 13:20

I Phil's scientific posts 

11/10/2013 at 13:20

Confession. I typed that while scoffing one of those Lidl pretend Oreos. Don't have a hot drink though, so no dunking.

11/10/2013 at 13:22

'the double hobnob dunk'

Now that does sound interesting...................might have to pick up a packet on the way home to try that. 

My other half is the athlete, so I can eat as many biccies as I like!

11/10/2013 at 13:23

I've got nothing on these guys...

A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down dot Com

"Taxonomy of biscuits"! 

11/10/2013 at 13:25

I bet Wilson Kipsang bloody loves a digestive

I like those oat digestives. Brilliant with some of that Scottish black crowdie cheese. Or is that the other thread?

11/10/2013 at 13:25

If ginger biscuits, dunked in very hot tea, had never been invented, I would be 8lb lighter.

11/10/2013 at 13:25

As above.  Digestive and Rich Tea only.  FACT.  Timing is critical, as is a mug thats big enough.

11/10/2013 at 13:25

Wow, top website that Phil! 

11/10/2013 at 13:26

Now who's using long words, Phil?

11/10/2013 at 13:27

I like those oat digestives. Brilliant with some of that Scottish black crowdie cheese. Or is that the other thread?

 Well I don't think we should try "thread fusion" that would really break the forum 





11/10/2013 at 13:33

Isn't half the point of running so that you can eat things like biscuits and not worry about it?

Dunking - best with (Bonne Maman) Galettes and any ginger biscuit.

11/10/2013 at 13:54

Rich tea in green tea for me.

I always keep a naked woman beside the armchair though to lick off the crumbs afterwards - my crumb clean kit - is that normal?

11/10/2013 at 14:04

If it works for you SFF 

11/10/2013 at 14:06

Probably best to dunk the biscuits first.

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