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)

mikeypoos's picture

Never mind the shameless advertisement of a certain kind of bread.

mikeypoos's picture

I am staggered and appalled by this tasteless "joke". What has the world come to? I cannot possibly believe an institution such as the BBC is allowing this page to be shown inside my computer.

I am a very busy man and usually find the Good Food website to be a nutritiously delicious source of fun recipes of rich variety. However, I am aghast at the lack of creativity and imagination for this abhorrent abomination. Is this what my licence fee is allowing these days? What next? Music on Radio 4? London news on BBC Wiltshire?

This is a complete joke and demand it get taken down immediately so that genuine articles can be put in it's place.

Next time I will take my business to Gino's.

ilearnlatin's picture

I'm really keen to try this recipe but am having difficulty getting the bread into the toaster. Should I slice it first? Thank you!

churstuk's picture

I struggled with this. All my other recipes have a gas mark or a temperature in degrees celcius. I tried preheating the toaster but it clicked off and went cold again.

Someone needs to advise the right toaster temperature.

nessika's picture

I had trouble finding the posh bread in my local Aldi, but I found using their own brand 'brown' bread worked just as well.

Try putting cheese on top and melting under a hot flame, for instance, a blowtorch. I recommend a mature cheddar.

ellicopter's picture

Incredible recipe, I love to learn new cooking skills, and although challenging, this one is really worth the effort!

griffgrog1's picture

Fabulous recipe. I do feel presentation could be improved a little,. perhaps by the use of a paper doily and a little sprinkling of edible glitter.

mulquem's picture

This is great, do you have a version I can use with my Aga?

pritchetts's picture

I was worried about catering for my upper class friend Benedict. I needn't have worried. He loved it!

gaylita's picture

I have used this recipe before as it's one of my grandma's old favorites she left for me in a dusty old family recipe book before she died, God rest her soul.
Anyway long story short. I tried it for dinner one day with my new boyfriend. He's Danish and had never seen such an exotic platter. One mouthful and he was whining with delight or Ecstasy, at least I thought he was. In fact he didn't like it at all. he hated it. My grandma says I should never trust anyone who doesn't like Marmite, so of course I dumped him. He was rubbish in bed anyway. I will definitely use this recipe again, just on someone who's worth it.

ribeyeguy's picture

I usually cook Cordon Bleu food but this recipe has me stumped. Far too difficult. May have to employ a cook.

sushee's picture

As a german hobbyist cook who's trying to get more into contemporary modern british cuisine, I'm very happy that I found this recipe!

I'm going to surprise my friends with it. We all love international food and it certainly looks like a must-sample dish!

I wonder if someone could help me out though with some fusion kitchen ideas - would you combine this recipe with e.g. Sauerkraut or Bratwürstchen? Or is that too daring?

And will german toast work as well or should I better get the english variety?

I have to admit though that I miss a good wine suggestion but thank you so much for the recipe!

prisenapie's picture

I was really daunted at the complexity of this dish, but couldn't resist making it. I was surprised at how easy the ingredients were to locate and thoroughly enjoyed it. Just a tip - do not skip the bay leaf - it definitely adds that je ne sais quoi.

newnoise88's picture

Instructions weren't clear enough, now I have marmite in my eye.

heathbateman's picture

Been looking for a challenge like this for a took a few attempts and I had to eventually go out and buy some more bread but when I finally nailed it I was really impressed, can't wait to try this out with my girlfriend. Definitely going into my Binder. 10/10

polycarpuk's picture

I remember my mother making this for me as a child and I prepared it the way she did, and found it tasteless and frankly boring.

Then a friend kindly reminded me of a fact I had forgotten - The war was over and rationing had finished!

So I tried again with extravagant amounts of butter and a generous helping of marmite and found it was delicious.

Next week I intend to be outrageously extravagant and decadent and use two slices of bread.

rajwrathofkhan's picture

I was shocked on visiting the continent the other weekend, that alleged 5* restaurants do not serve this as part of a 7 course meal!

rjmachin's picture

Made this for a dinner party - bit risky as we'd never tried it before, but it was all eaten, with no leftovers (boo!). Recommended!

brisbaneroad's picture

A serious omission here is an accompanyment for the meal. As Marmite is made from brewer's yeast, a pint of best bitter would go well with this. Dinner party sorted!


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