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to dunk my cake in my tea?

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Pascha Sun 18-Aug-13 18:11:20

I'm getting the hmm from dh. It's no different from biscuits is it?

Madamecastafiore Sun 18-Aug-13 18:12:48

Ooooohhh never tried that. Does it not disintegrate?

I like toast crusts in tea though.

Bowlersarm Sun 18-Aug-13 18:13:23


It must make a horrible mess, mustn't it?

fluffyraggies Sun 18-Aug-13 18:14:04

Mmmmm buttery toast dunked in sweet tea is the food of the Gods!

Not tried it with cake.

somersethouse Sun 18-Aug-13 18:14:50

My husband does it - it drives me mad.
He gets a spoon and eats the cake at the bottom of the cup - yuk!

KnottedAnchorChief Sun 18-Aug-13 18:15:42

Yes, you are being unreasonable. Cake should be dunked in beer at this time in the evening. Beer and cake are niiiiiiice.

StuntGirl Sun 18-Aug-13 18:17:28

So wrong!

Pascha Sun 18-Aug-13 18:20:05

You need a sturdy cake. Fruit or my mum's jam tart works well.

ShakeAndVac Sun 18-Aug-13 18:44:02

It'd make crumbs in your tea, surely?! Crumbs in your tea is just wrong!

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Sun 18-Aug-13 21:44:40

It is very different from biscuits in that one is biscuit and one is cake One is for dunking IN (the one that looks like biscuit) and one is for eating WITH (the one that looks like cake )

YABU. silly!

Nottalotta Sun 18-Aug-13 21:51:41


AlbertHerbertHawkins Sun 18-Aug-13 22:36:32

Very wrong

Jan49 Sun 18-Aug-13 22:43:51

YABU The cake might have fallen in the tea, then you'd have to scoop it out with a spoon or maybe sieve the tea to get the cake back and it would be all soggy and the tea wouldn't be very nice by

morethanpotatoprints Sun 18-Aug-13 22:50:45

Your theories of not dunking a cake because of the mess or indeed the social stigma that may or may not be attached to this and all that bollocks.
What about Macaroons, dunk or nay?

Mummyoftheyear Sun 18-Aug-13 22:51:57

Wouldn't it crumble and get lost at the bottom of the cup?
Tea and cake are to be enjoyed ... your way wink
Maybe don't do it when having tea with the Queen, though ;)

Rummikub Sun 18-Aug-13 22:55:07

Finally! I can share my dirty little secret too! I too am a cake dunker (when no ones looking).

Pascha Sun 18-Aug-13 23:34:56

Theres an optimum dunking time same as biscuits. A second too long and you bring a while new meaning to the word teacake.
Dunno about macaroons, they're not my favourite but each to their own I suppose. It works very well when confronted with 3-day old homemade sponge that's a little bit dry and solid. Stops it sticking to the roof of your mouth.

Rummikub Sun 18-Aug-13 23:58:50

Yes to optimum dunking time. Also distance from cup to mouth needs to be considered.

Yonihadtoask Mon 19-Aug-13 00:00:19


No dunking.

Not allowed in my house.


IsSpringSprangedYet Mon 19-Aug-13 00:07:48

Grimbo Jimbo.


jacks365 Mon 19-Aug-13 00:10:36

Yabu it should be brioche in hot chocolate instead, even better than biscuits.

Rummikub Mon 19-Aug-13 00:11:32


ZingWantsCake Mon 19-Aug-13 00:12:55



looks ok to me!grin

Rummikub Mon 19-Aug-13 00:28:45


thecatfromjapan Mon 19-Aug-13 00:33:40

There's a scene in "Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" where our hero actually pours tea on his cake - obviously dunking isn't enough.

So, there's James Joyce, along with Marcel Proust for cake-and-tea-company.

I sometimes dunk cake in tea, but usually only my husband's tea - I worry too much about the dunked bit getting too tea-logged, dropping off, and falling to the bottom of my cup, only to then choke me unawares as I reach the bottom of my drink.

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