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I have always extolled the virtues of dipping hot fresh buttered toast into a lovely hot cup of tea. Over the years I have come to suspect that I might be alone in this fetish and I am looking for like-minded adults to share my experiences with. I have always dipped my toast into my tea for as long as I can remember. I now feel ashamed to do this in public as I have had many rude comments from people over the years. Have you or any of your readers ever taken part in this toast-dipping-love that dare not speak its name?
I just cannot enjoy tea and toast any other way - to me it is truly delicious.
For newbies who might want to give it a try I would suggest the following.
- Make a satisfying brew to your usual taste in a wide-brimmed, non-tapering mug (workman style).
- Try to make your toast to coincide almost exactly with the hot fresh brew (this might require a double power adapter in your kitchen if you cant plug in the toaster and the kettle at the same time)
- Heavily butter the toast - margarine is just fine.
- Cut each round of toast in half (NOT corner to corner) and then fold each half into a quarter (buttered side folded in) and dip the toast quickly but most of the way into the brew and snaffle down fast.
If you're a white bread lover I suggest thick Warburtons Toastie bread for the toast as it has the best absorbency.
Two hearty rounds of toast will absorb a good one third of a brew so you should have another ready if you go for the 4 round option. The spead at which one can consume toast using this technique is mind-blowing!
I absolutely swear on my life its the nicest thing in the world - my friends will not try it and call me a pikey but they are missing out. For real dunking aficionados its a dirty but satisfying pleasure to be discovered. The greatest benefit is that the brew ends up with just a little butter in it and tastes gorgeous (reminiscent of when you make a brew with extremely creamy "Farmer's quality" milk).
I'd love to hear from other like-minded adults who share this pleasure.
|Nicey replies: Toast is well supported with NCOTAASD, you see there is a little toast icon. Use this to find others who enjoy hot soggy toast.|
What a lovely website. I have had so many fun times browsing through it while dunking away.
I was first introduced to dunking by my late grandmother in India. I still remember them as my most memorable moments. I went through dunking Marie biscuits (I think they might be the Indian equivalent of the Rich Tea), to Parle-G and orange creams (nasty, really nasty little things). As my grandmother started losing her teeth she started dunking most of her food into tea or milk. This then opened up a whole new world of Dunk to me. My favourite is probably milk bread in a steamy cup (white bread may pass as a weak substitute) or even chapatis and naan bread. Since moving to England (where the dunking culture is a bit different) and living with English housemates I have had to keep my habit of bread and naan dunking a secret and would like to come out. What reactions should I expect from my new near and dear loved ones?
|Nicey replies: Reshmi,
Well they probably won't be keen on it but don't let that stop you. We get plenty of emails from people who dunk their toast in all sorts of configurations, buttered, jammy etc into their tea, and that's not too dissimilar. Constantly pushing at the boundaries of dunking technology is a noble pastime, and more important than ever in the twenty first century, I expect. Also the fact that your granny used to do it lends it a certain seal of approval by the older generation, toothless or not.
Ever since a young lad I have had the habit of dipping marmite toast in tea, a bit like the french dipping criossants in coffee.
Am I the only person to do this?
|Nicey replies: Quite possibly.|