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Can you still lock the bowl?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by grumbleweed, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    The cake mix bowl, not any other kind!

    When we were kids we used to fight over who got to lick the bowl, spoon etc. Mum was a talented and frequent cake baker so there was always one on the go . I've just made a chocolate cake, and I couldn't resist. I got it all to myself.

    Is it gross and time I grew up?

    Or are you with me on this?
  2. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I've just made 3 lemon sponges and scraped the bowl out with my finger and licked the spoon.
    As it only right and proper.

    Don't you wish you could edit thread titles?
    maggie m, Laphroig, Jamvic and 7 others like this.
  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    The age old playground joke springs readily to mind:

    "Mummy mummy mummy can I lick the bowl?"
    "No, pull the chain like everyone else."
  4. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    In the days before food mixers, you could lick the spoon, too. Licking the beaters takes much more lingual maneuvering, and can be painful.
  5. jellycowfish

    jellycowfish Occasional commenter

    I made a very decadent, rich chocolate cake for a Christmas party last year - not something I would normally eat. When transferring it into the cake tins, I got some on my finger and licked it off - fatal. I HAD to lick the bowl, spoon, mixer (and may even have 'accidentally' not put all the mix into the tins) :rolleyes:
    Jamvic likes this.
  6. CheeseMongler

    CheeseMongler Lead commenter

    Much safer to lick the bowl now, with eggs free from salmonella... as long as they've got the red lion stamp.
    Jamvic likes this.
  7. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Especially if they're still spinning.
    Jamvic, nomad, butties and 1 other person like this.
  8. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I did try, but my kids have always pilfered the shrapnel for sweets, amazing how they get round anything!

    Dunteachin likes this.
  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Or egg free cake in my case otherwise the intolerance would have me on the other bowl for some time... :eek::oops::(;)
    CheeseMongler likes this.
  10. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    In my family it was called licking out. The faint taste of baking powder gave it that certain je ne sais quoi, I think.
  11. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    It was the savour and smell of mixed spices in the cake mix that did it for me.
    needabreak, jellycowfish and maggie m like this.
  12. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    I remember a cookery lesson at school when the teacher caught my friend running her finger round the bowl. She screeched "What would your mother say?" My friends response was " leave some for your brother"

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