Dipping cookies makes them taste better

Dipped cookie

NPR at The Salt recently asked one of the food world's most crucial question: Do Cookies Really Taste Better Dipped in Tea? This is the quandary no less an expert than Heston Blumenthal "recently set out to discover on his TV show, Heston's Fantastical Food. With the help of a high-tech gadget inserted up the nose, he found that a chocolate-covered biscuit dipped into hot black tea did indeed have more flavor than an undunked one."

In fact, he was extremely enthusiastic:

"'The results are astonishing!' he exclaims. The wet biscuit not only released more cookie flavor, but the aromas also burst into Blumenthal's mouth more quickly.' Dunking makes the biscuit taste more biscuity,' Blumenthal says. 'That's complete evidence that dunking is better than not dunking.'

For a complete explanation, check out the article. In the meantime, we'll add "biscuity" (or, for those of us in the U.S. , "cookier") to our vocabulary.

Photo by Daniel M.N. Turner/NPR

1 Comment

  • dmihic  on  3/28/2013 at 6:49 PM

    This post was meant for me: chocolate covered Hobnobs are my favourite and I own that mug.

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