The joy of dunking is universally appreciated. Although the biscuit may be the most familiar practice, it's not unusual to see the dunking of buttered baguettes in France or sugary donuts in the US. However, to truly appreciate the tradition, we need to go way back in time.
Dunking, dipping or sinking a biscuit into a beverage can enhance the flavour. The process allows the sugar to dissolve and the texture to soften, which can heighten the taste. Dunking a chocolate biscuit can allow the richness of the cocoa to become more pronounced.
This has been debated the world over, with expert opinion from both the scientific and culinary worlds. The ideal result is a moist rather than soggy biscuit, with premium dunking times ranging from three to eight seconds, depending on the biscuit.