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)

delfish's picture

This is all very good for all you professional/semi proffesional Chefs out there. However, not so good, for us normal folk that don't have all these fancy ingredients and cooking equipment immediately to hand.

kierfox's picture

Outstanding recipe that tastes just like the restaurant version. Top marks!

ynotnayerfdog's picture

I don't quite understand! What part of this is edible? Does one tuck into the bay leaf only, or is all of it to be consumed? It seems rather a lot for a whole meal.

martmiteandeggs's picture

This is a fabulous combination of sour and salt. Everyone should take time mastering this delightful experience in the kitchen. The variations are endless, however in time you'll realise the best is where you started. I commend this recipe and vote that it becomes recognised as a top 5 British Breakfast of all time.

mikeatic's picture

What rubbish is this? Any true Marmite lover knows that if you can still see the toast, there is not enough Marmite on the it. The toast in the picture is near naked.

wgobbles's picture

How doya get the black stuff outa the jar?

ironyman's picture

My findings:
*Check you toaster is empty before using it. I found a mouse in mine. Sadly it was after I'd used it so mousey is no more
*If you don't have bay leaves don't try using any old leaf from your garden. Dandelions in particular don't work
* PVA glue mixed with gravy do NOT make a good substitute if you don't have any marmite. It may look delicious but it won't be

Something I DID learn from this recipe is that if you swallow dangerous chemicals like glue, go to a hospital. Do not try to pump your own stomach out using a vacuum cleaner and soap.

neonfieldmouse's picture

Can anyone tell me if these measurements are imperial or metric???? I hate it when they assume things in these recipes- we're not all masterchefs you know!!!

endhoos's picture

I've got to say I was initially sceptical about my ability to pull off this little number so I decided to carry out a few dummy runs by rubbing nutella onto a coffee table coaster as it was fairly easy to wipe clean before the next application. I'd get my kids to hold up score cards to give me an idea of how I was performing after each attempt. After an intensive 2 weeks training programme I felt confident enough to try the real thing. I should've maybe kept up the training a while longer as I managed to lose the hearing in my left ear after my first failed attempt and the dog ended up stapled to the curtains after the second. I think I'll leave this one to the pro's, fortunately my wife is taking me out for our anniversary to a real swanky restaurant where i'm hoping I can get me some michellin starred Marmite on toast. I'll post up my review when I get my hearing back, as my balance is still a bit off.

kiwikonnoisseur's picture

I made this for dinner last night and OMG! I loved it so much that I just HAD to make it for breakfast. Imagine the looks of wonderment as I was tucking in to a full course meal of Marmite on Toast while I was waiting at the bus stop this morning.

grumblebumps's picture

This is sorcery.

No good can come of this, you mark my words...

dr-lovefood's picture

This is a fantastic and rather impressive recipe to try if you are planning to have any guests round. The bread and marmite compliment one another beautifully. It would be helpful though to know what temperature setting to set the toaster too...I had a couple of unsuccessful attempts. The meal was such a success with my guests that they begged me for the recipe! I may have lied and said I thought of it myself shhh

linangari's picture

I would love to try this recipe, but would have to leave out the marmite, as unfortunately where I live the shops do not stock this item.

AnkeBrandts's picture

After I did not like the original recipe I substituted Marmite with Nutella and it has become my Saturday / Sunday morning feast. Do try!

ew9570's picture

I went to an wonderful little bistro the other day where they did an amazing take on this classic recipe. The (very) young head chef was the architect behind this masterpiece of cuisine. Rather than using the "double spread" method he chose a de-constructed approach. The Marmite was served immediately from the jar on a Thomas the tank engine tea spoon followed by toast, crust removed and discarded. The dish was finished with a twirl of high quality margarine, flora I believe. The simplicity of the dish was what struck me; the viscous saltyness of the Marmite counterpointed against the dry crunch of the toast all finished by the rich softness of the butter made a delightful ensemble of taste and texture. I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to many friends and family and can't wait to return to try the chefs interpretation of triple cooked potato lattice with haricot beans in a piquant tomato sauce

colu-romantic's picture

I got halfway through Step 1 and realised I don´t have a toaster. I am sick of these posh recipes that assume we all have the latest gadgets.

purseonaity's picture

Thinking that this might make a good appetizer for my next party, I decided to try the recipe on my own first. I am quite certain I followed the instructions to the letter.

At first, I was confused. My initial concern is that there must be a misprint, as I don't believe you would intentionally try to poison your loyal readers.

What fresh hell is this? No amount of mouthwash, gin or kettle descaling solution has been able to erase this vile taste from my mouth. I am at a loss for words to describe the unholy foulness that remains on my palate. My eyes are starting to weep and my nose won't stop running.

If you are aware of an antidote to this toxin, would you please contact me forthwith? Please hurry, as I am unsure how rapidly this concoction will result in death and I don't know whether I need to seek medical intervention. I would be very grateful for any assistance you can provide.

Many thanks.

carolinelordan's picture

Very good recipe but I found it to be a bit time consuming so I tried a microwave version to speed things up, but this was not as good as using a toaster and proved to be extremely messy plus.

Has anyone tried to make it in Breville sandwich toaster?


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