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Sep 29, 2011 06:30 PM

Do you eat the raw dough?

So you're making cookies, cake, etc. Do you taste your raw dough or do you refrain?

(I taste it, though I'm not one of those people who think the dough is better than the baked product. I just like to make sure it tastes the way I want it to before it goes in the oven, though admittedly this is hard to do with cakes. So I guess I taste the cake dough just because it's there.)

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  1. Yes, yes I do, and for the same reason as you; even yeasted dough, after once forgetting to add salt to an olive-rosemary loaf and having to start over. I taste cake batter too, just a finger tip full.

    1. Yes. I read somewhere that 1/80,000 is eggs is contaminated with salmonella. I don't eat the raw egg when I know there's a salmonella outbreak.

      1. I licked the spoon when I was 5 years old and I lick the spoon still.

        1. I did a little "quality control" and tasted some cookie dough just a few minutes ago but it doesn't have eggs in it. I would have even if it did, though.