Back to British basics
Back to British basics with the Marmite on toast recipe. This may seem simple to the British because we grew up on this stuff. However endless YouTube videos of foreigners eating marmite from the jar with a spoon prove the need for a how to Marmite video.
Marmite began production in 1902 and has become a British institution. Marmite originally became developed by a German scientist. Discovering brewer’s yeast a by-product of beer brewing industries can be concentrated and eaten.
The precise recipe for making Marmite is a secret. However there are a few similar products available such as Vegemite, Aussiemite, Oenovis and vegex.
The main way Brits eat Marmite is thinly spread over butter on warm toasted bread. Also It has many other uses. Popular in cheese sandwiches, marmite soldiers to dip in soft boiled eggs, marmite gravy or drinks and as a cooking sauce.
Marmite is a superfood owing to a high folic acid and vitamin content. Historically Marmite is issued to troops as part of their rations. Marmite has even being used to treat illnesses. Such as anaemia and malnutrition before more advanced and efficient treatments were available.
The Marmite brands slogan became “love it, or hate it”. Because Marmite polarizes Britain, some think Marmite delicious while others think Marmite is disgusting. It’s a strong and unique flavour.
Marmite on Toast Recipe
How to make Marmite on toast? The key point is the strength of flavour. So using Marmite sparingly and spreading it thinly is the best way to enjoy it. Due to Marmites strong flavor even Marmite lovers don’t consume it by the spoon full.
Cheap white bread is a winning combination. Toast your bread in a toaster of under the grill. Then apply butter or similar equivalent. Marmite is thick and gloopy and a good layer of butter acts as a lubricant to help achieve a thin even spread of Marmite. Simple when you know how.
Marmite became so popular the original Burton-on-Trent factory could not keep up with demand and a second was once opened in London. In London a great place to try Marmite for visitors is Regency Café. Regency Café is popular with Londoners and tourists seeking a great Full English Breakfast. Because small portion size pots of Marmite are available which give visitors the opportunity to try Marmite on their toast, Regency cafe is perfect for sampling Marmite.
Also Check out my blog post and YouTube video visit to Regency cafe : Regency Cafe London
Finally for more recipes check out Marmites website : www.marmite.co.uk