Marmite on toast
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Marmite on toast

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Serves 1

Some marmite spread on some toast

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  • marmite
  • bread (warburtons seeded batch preferably)
  • butter
  • bay leaf (optional)


    1. put bread in toaster
    2. get out butter and marmite
    3. get toast out of toaster when done
    4. spread butter on toast
    5. spread marmite on toast
    6. serve with bay leaf (optional)
    7. eat it

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Comments (130)

scotto28cat's picture

Can anyone, Delia perhaps, advise upon where I might obtain a nice white plate like the one in the picture?

sambevitt's picture

Can you tell if the marmite has gone off? Is it like wine?

butchermatt's picture

I cooked this meal for my wife and children three weeks ago and so disgusted was she with my efforts she subsequently left me. Since then, as word has spread throughout the local community I have become a social pariah. People cross the street just to spit on me. Even the cat has buggered off.
To say I wasn't entirely pleased with the results is an understatement.
I can only offer a rating of 3.5/5

fayfran's picture

I sent this amazing recipe to my American cousin who wanted to sample the very best of traditional British cuisine. However, she was very apprehensive about quantities, as they measure everything in cups over there. I said I thought a slice of bread might be about a cup, but she wanted to be sure. By the time she had squished the bread into a cup and removed it again it was in no condition to be toasted (or 'broiled' as she calls this process). Still, since she had been proposing to substitute something called 'Spicee Cheezorama Dairy-style Spread' for the Marmite, perhaps it was all for the best...

anondrew's picture

As I'm on quite a strict diet I thought I'd try a more healthy alternative - so I ditched the toaster and steamed the bread instead! I also decided to use some lovely rapseed oil instead of butter. I looked for some reduced salt Marmite - but I couldn't seem to find it anywhere (anyone got any suggestions?). Why didn't I replace the bread with something far healthier (and tastier!) like rice crackers? Well, I wanted to try and stay as true as I could to the original recipe! Anyway - the result, needless to say, was delicious!!

irdaze's picture

I tried it on a french baguette now I have been branded as pro European and the UKIP have threaten to arrest me if they gain power! thanks marmite!

goransson's picture

asg24 - Traditional wine to go with this dish would be a glass of Buckfast. But if that is too heavy for you taste and you'd like something lighter Lambrini would work fine as well.

crescentofcrisps's picture

Frustrating. I used a microwave instead of a toaster. It didn't work. Sorry, but not all of us are lucky enough to have specialist kitchen equipment on hand. I'm certainly not going to go out and buy a toaster for one recipe.

scatty3's picture

I was keen to try this recipe, but as a busy pie shop owner I doubted that I would have time for the preparation AND cooking after a busy day at the pie shop. I decided to try to adapt the recipe for my slow cooker. I placed the bread in my slow cooker in the morning and happily went off to a busy day at the pie shop knowing that when I got home I would have a nutritious and hot meal waiting for me. Wrong! When I got home the fire brigade were waiting for me. The bread had caught on fire after approximately 7 hrs on the slow cooker on high. A spark from the flaming bread had caught light my spare pie shop apron that was hanging on a hook next to the slow cooker. Thankfully I live next to the fire station so the damage was minimal, but really! This recipe has ruined my life. I probably will never now get to taste this delicacy as it is far too dangerous to cook. Red alert fellow cooks! Do not attempt to take on this recipe lightly. Cook with caution!

tchelseat's picture

To suggest that marmite be used for anything other than a practical joke is inhumane.

simmo123's picture

Thank you for the above recipe. However I am a little bemused, most recipes I read have exact quantities stated.

Firstly I did not know how much bread to use (I assumed the picture was for display purposes only), then I was a little confused with the Marmite / Butter mix. So I ran with 1 cup of butter to 2 cups of Marmite.

I note also there are 14 types of Marmite on the market and wonder if clarification could be provided on which one to use.

Unfortunately this recipe ended up a soggy mess.

lllangel's picture

Being the busy mum of 15 kids that I am, I decided that I was going to batch cook this recipe and freeze for the weeks ahead. I am very pleased that we have private dental care as I now have many kids with broken teeth. PLEASE PLEASE do not batch cook and freeze. Frozen toast with marmite and teeth DO NOT MIX.

Such a shame, this recipe would have got 5 stars. :(

bostfaced's picture

This morning I thought I'd give this 'twist on a timeless classic' a go, and surprise my wife with breakfast in bed. I'd got halfway through the butter-spreading part of the recipe when it hit me and I remembered that my wife had left me just a week ago - and taken the marmite with her! I was then halfway through the sobbing and feeling sorry for myself part of marital breakdown when it hit me and I remembered that I was sleeping with my neighbour, the toast was actually for her, and that she hates marmite!
Thanks Benno, you really sorted my life out. x

asg224's picture

Great sounding dish, going to rustle it up for the hubby this Friday, any particular wine you would recommend with this culinary delight?

savageraptor's picture

I cant get my loaf in the toaster

suziep20's picture

Having decided to close my cookery school due to lack of decent recipes to teach, this one has really perked my business up and I have a queue of eager students signed up for my new classes. Thank you !!

mib_nz's picture

This recipe sounds like a winner, I certainly can't wait for electric toasters to become available in New Zealand. It will certainly give a purpose to the thousands of Marmite Farms currently dotting the country side, waiting for a the great leap forward from the current use of warm bread ( This is achieved by sticking pieces of fresh bread up your jumper and going for a short jog, the result warm although some what damp bread ). Cant wait !

anne_hathaway5053's picture

You know what, I'm done with this site and its ostentatious recipes. If you have to traipse across half the upper-middle class farm shops of the Home Counties just to find a jar of something that you'll never be able to use in any other recipe, it is obviously not for the common man. Nigella might have Marmite in her store cupboard, right next to her gold-flecked moon truffles, but for those of us on a budget, it's a luxury we can't afford. Don't even get me started on the bourgeois bay leaf. I wouldn't even know how to eat it. It's one thing feeling ashamed in a fancy restaurant, but to be humiliated in my own home...

marybruce's picture

Are the instructions for use inland or at the coast? The results weren't what I expected and I wondered if this was because of bad altitude

methodman's picture

Whilst visually appealing and swift and east to prepare, Its no potnoodle is it.


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