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Alright. I made a cottage pie for diner tonight. Instead of the usual beef bullion I'd use, I swapped it for a teaspoonish of Marmite instead.
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I almost always swap the potatoes for mashed cauliflower to keep the carbs down and the veggies up; tastes better too IMO. No salt added; just the Marmite.

Anyway, it was really delicious! New go to recipe for sure. :like:

 

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The Marmite arrived late tonight.
Smells like I was expecting: a very umami salty syrup.
I thought I went light enough…nope! This stuff does taste good but is so so salty.
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Buttered sourdough on top. Plain

I’ll try it again tomorrow but lighter.


I can definitely see it being great in rich sauces, cottage pies and those great things.
8/10 :like:

Vegemite Should be here Tuesday.
I didn’t realise there was any other type of BBQ … :like:

(That’s fighting talk for the gas BBQ people … :wink: :giggle:)

That food looks great ! :sunglasses:



I looked back through my posts and this much is about my limit on plain toast (and this is a crust) i.e. a bit less than your dosage :

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I can go much thicker (i.e. a little thicker than your dosage) if other foods are added, I particularly like it with eggs. Microwave poached on crumpet :

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Butter fried eggs :

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You guys are soft! :crackup:

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You guys are soft! :crackup:

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The Vegemite arrived today. I fixed a couple slices of the same sour dough loaf from Marmite night. Buttered them up...

I like the Vegimite so much more on toast! Second slice was nearly as covered as yours.

It's still salty, but not as harsh with the salt?

I could definitely enjoy this daily.

Much more testing to do. but right now: Marmite #1 as an ingredient, Vegemite #1 as a spread.

Both are honestly great! I really like the umami/savory profile; mmm mmm MSG!


Big thumbs up! :like:
 

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The Vegemite arrived today. I fixed a couple slices of the same sour dough loaf from Marmite night. Buttered them up...

I like the Vegimite so much more on toast! Second slice was nearly as covered as yours.

It's still salty, but not as harsh with the salt?

I could definitely enjoy this daily.

Much more testing to do. but right now: Marmite #1 as an ingredient, Vegemite #1 as a spread.

Both are honestly great! I really like the umami/savory profile; mmm mmm MSG!


Big thumbs up! :like:
I actually have the salt reduced version................

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Wait till you try it with cheese!
 

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The Vegemite arrived today. I fixed a couple slices of the same sour dough loaf from Marmite night. Buttered them up...

I like the Vegimite so much more on toast! Second slice was nearly as covered as yours.

It's still salty, but not as harsh with the salt?

I could definitely enjoy this daily.

Much more testing to do. but right now: Marmite #1 as an ingredient, Vegemite #1 as a spread.

Both are honestly great! I really like the umami/savory profile; mmm mmm MSG!

Big thumbs up! :like:
Mine arrived with the shopping last night, so it was battle of the breakfast spreads this morning ... :giggle:

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Kind of similar, but also different ... :like:

I'm guessing they are close enough that if you like one you will probably like the other and if you hate one you will hate them both ?

Vegemite seems a little drier and is a little more difficult to spread, it also needs a bit more to get the same kick.

Defo good, I will use up the jar and then go back to Marmite to see if my opinion changes :like:

Although I haven't had it for years so I've no recent comparison, Vegemite instantly reminded me of Bovril ?

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Wait till you try it with cheese!
I might do that, but it's defo got it's work cut out to compare with grilled Lea & Perrins on cheese on toast :

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I like the Vegimite so much more on toast! Second slice was nearly as covered as yours.
Knew you'd see sense :giggle:. It's a delicacy on toast with mild cheddar cheese and/or tomato :clap:. Cheese and vegemite sandwiches are a thing here and don't spare the butter.

Although I haven't had it for years so I've no recent comparison, Vegemite instantly reminded me of Bovril ?
Spot on, they're definitely first cousins.
 

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I might do that, but it's defo got it's work cut out to compare with grilled Lea & Perrins on cheese on toast :

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This got my attention. How does this come together? You just splash some on your cheese, does it soak the bread, or something else entirely?
 

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This got my attention. How does this come together? You just splash some on your cheese, does it soak the bread, or something else entirely?
The retro advert that put us onto it :



Thinly sliced cheese, drip the L&P on and then carefully put it in the grill without it running off through the gaps and soaking into the bread :like:

My misses will also put it on cheesy baked potatoes before returning them to the oven to melt and bubble the cheese - some defo runs into the spud though.

L&P is also great at livening up potato hash / hotpot / lobby :like:

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I actually have the salt reduced version................

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Wait till you try it with cheese!
Already did! :like: :like:

I used some good ol' processed American cheese. It's a guilty pleasure. No Kerry Gold Irish butter was spared.

I'll go with the low sodium version of both Vegimite and Marmite when these jars need replacing. The saltiness is really my only complaint about both.



Although I haven't had it for years so I've no recent comparison, Vegemite instantly reminded me of Bovril ?

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I might do that, but it's defo got it's work cut out to compare with grilled Lea & Perrins on cheese on toast :

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I forgot all about Bovril. That's another thing I've been meaning to try for years.

I use L&P Worcestershire as an ingredient it a lot of different things, but never heard of it used on toast. I'll have to try that too now. LOL
 

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Give me some tea recommendations please. What are you Brits actually drinking?"

My dad brought some loose leaf black back from London years ago. It was better than all then all I find here.

I go though a lot of tea. English Breakfast from Twinings is my bagged jam. Scottish and Irish teas are my go to a strong coffee replacement.
 

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Strong tea. Like really strong. Dark as coffee, needing some cream to cut it. No sugar. Strong as fuck tea, with a splash of cream to cut it down.
 

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I've got to be honest, although we like to drink tea, we aren't really tea connoisseurs ... lol

We are also lazy, we are a tea bag brew in the cup family, unless we go to my parents and then it's still bags, but from a pot.

In general and unless you are really posh, loose tea is pretty much reserved for tea rooms and even then, maybe only around 50% of them will be on traditional loose tea (with china cups and pots lol).

I do think a big / underestimated factor in the taste of tea, is the water it's made from. We have very good soft water where we live (zero water spots if left to dry on the car and no need for filters anywhere in the house). We've taken bags from home when we have been camping and the taste difference in a different area is considerable.

OK now that's out of the way, my daily brew is 'Tetley' which is reasonably cheap, it's popular around here and it's also what they supply us with at work.

https://tetley.shop/collections/everyday-tea/products/tetley-original-tea

To further the horror, at home we also have Tetley decaf as caffeine does me or the misses no favours (unless its race day) as we like to have a brew watching TV before bed.

The twinings breakfast tea you mention is also quite popular around here and it's probably the most popular one if grabbing a quality brew when out and about.

Yorkshire tea is also good and we recently tried Yorkshire gold (specially for the queens funeral) which is a little stronger and darker, it's also a little posher as it adds a string to the bag.

https://www.yorkshiretea.co.uk/our-teas

'Smugglers Brew' is worth a mention, it's our default tea when we are down in Cornwall (southernmost England) as our default Tetley bags don't taste the same down there :

https://www.cornish-tea.co.uk/collections/smugglers-brew

'Tea Pigs' is really nice but compared to other offerings, it's reasonably expensive and not that easy to get hold of. I buy it when it's on special and keep it for work - I only have one brew per working day and it's always in the morning so caffeine is OK at that time.

https://www.teapigs.co.uk/products/...cJwKXOT1ScEB6Lydugxz-tbBGQNXKQmMaAp4hEALw_wcB

One brew per working day might sound bad, but here's my mug with a standard teaspoon at the side for scale :

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After it's topped off with milk, there's a pint and a third in there ...

It's Baymax from Disney if people were wondering. Themed mugs make great presents from the kids and do a good job of livening up my office desk or bringing a bit of lightheartedness to a meeting :

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I do think a big / underestimated factor in the taste of tea, is the water it's made from
I never thought of that but it makes perfect sense.

Have you tried Rooibos tea? It's South African brew that doesn't contain caffeine. Subtly different flavour to normal leaf tea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rooibos
 

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I’ve not, but it looks like a local store sells it and I have seen red bush around - might have to get myself some red bush … :giggle:

Just to spoil everyone’s night, picture me lay in the bath with my bedtime cup of tea, yeah, that really is what I’m doing as I type this … :cwl:

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Loaded taco baked potatoes for dinner tonight. Killer. you won’t even be able to tell there’s a baked potato under there but there is.
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