Three Steps To Perfect Vegemite Toast

Three Steps To Perfect Vegemite Toast

Recently Cailin from was in Australia and while I didn’t get a visit from her she did try Vegemite so I’m willing to let that slide for now. Unfortunately the experience wasn’t up to my satisfaction so I’m going to lay out some steps on eating Vegemite so that you can all love it like I do.

First up lets check out Cailin and her attempt.

Now I’d be happy with half a piece of Vegemite toast but two bites Cailin, I know you can do better than that. So to help improve everybody’s Vegemite eating skills here are my 3 steps to ensure a successful encounter.

Step #1

For the ultimate experience you want to start with toast that’s nice and hot straight from the toaster.

Step #2

With your hot toast ready to go spread some butter/margarine across quickly so as allow the toast to melt it, thus further enhancing the toast in preparation for the Vegemite. Opinions will differ on the amount to use, personally I don’t mind a liberal spreading across the toast.

Step #3

Next we come to the Vegemite. Now Vegemite is not your average run of the mill spread like Peanut Butter or Jam. You have to sample it like a fine wine and not like the $2 bottle of hooch you drank as a young teenager.

When your spreading it across your toast your looking to have a nice fine layer that you can see through. Once your a regular fan you can experiment with thicker layers, but for a beginner this is perfect.

The volume of Vegemite Cailin was using is better left to a more seasoned fan or typical Australian palate. By assaulting your mouth with that much awesomeness in one go is just asking for trouble. A beginner just isn’t prepared for it and the result is as you can see a failure.

I hope now that you have the recipe to the perfect slice of Vegemite toast you can spread the word (look I said it again, you know with the spread and how Vegemite is a spread and oh fine just forget it) and all get behind my Vegemite vs The World challenge.


28 Responses to Three Steps To Perfect Vegemite Toast

  1. ABBY February 25, 2010 at 1:07 AM #

    This is amazing. Admittedly, I’ve still never had vegemite! I’ve been told that will change this May, when I visit some Aussie friends of mine in NYC. I won’t get near the stuff unless I can tell for sure they’re as pro as you… I’m sure they are. You kids from Oz are nuts about this stuff!!
    .-= Abby´s last blog ..Electric Bicycles =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:19 PM #

      Hey Abby, I’m so happy your going to try vegemite in NYC. Just be sure its not spread too think and your set for a great feed 🙂

      Us aussie’s might be a little partial to the stuff yes haha.

  2. ANDI February 25, 2010 at 7:30 AM #

    Lol, sorry mate…it’s just gross. But, there about a 100 other things only found in Oz that are delish! 😉
    .-= Andi´s last blog ..Brasil: Day 5 (Part 1) =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM #

      haha Andi. Yes there are so many other nice things that I guess you can’t like them all. I will be taking a packet of tim tams with me when I leave, my first hostel friends will love me 🙂

  3. JOEL February 25, 2010 at 8:53 AM #

    You know I’m in for the challenge. I may be about the least experimental person on the planet when it comes to trying new food, but I plan to change that!

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:21 PM #

      Yeah Joel your all set. That’s half the fun of travel isn’t it getting out there and trying different things.

  4. THE TRAVEL TART February 25, 2010 at 9:54 AM #

    You know, you’re eventually going to run out of vegemite when you do your big overseas trip. The only thing that remotely resembles vegemite is possily Beefy Bovril – which is essentially, liquid cow.

    See what I mean here!
    .-= The Travel Tart´s last blog ..Peter Moore Interview – Funny Australian Travel Writer, not the EA Sports Video Game Dude =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:25 PM #

      haha mate I still have to try marmite and there is also variation of it from the swiss called cenovis. Since I’ll be in the UK for a while I hope to not run out straight away.

      As for that bovril well I guess desperate times will call for desperate measures 🙂

      • GEOFF February 25, 2010 at 7:59 PM #

        Marmite is pretty similar in terms of flavour (although not quite as nice), but gloopier in texture. Has to be tried though!
        .-= Geoff´s last blog ..Impressions of the Philippines =-.

  5. SASHA February 24, 2010 at 11:59 PM #

    I love this!!! Everyone needs to know these steps!!! Actually I think they need to include this information on the landing cards when ppl fly into Aus!!! I totally wish I could watch that video but no! Whatever it’s hosted on it’s blocked in China so i will just have to imagine! 🙁
    .-= Sasha´s last blog ..Off the Radar in Albania =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:15 PM #

      Hey Sasha. hehe unfortunately I could see so many people failing entry to australia if we made this a condition of entry 🙂

      Oh and the video is hosted on youtube so I guess no youtube for you in china either 🙁

  6. SEAN February 25, 2010 at 11:31 AM #

    Ok, I won’t get into the cultural imperialism of the fact (*fact*) that Marmite is in every conceivable way better than Vegemite and will instead move on to dispense my left-field wisdom on the black gold

    1) Cut it up into odd little shapes, just randomly with the bread knife is fine, makes it more fun.

    2) Dip the marmite/vegemite on toast into a cup of hot tea – unreal but lush

    3) like honey? COMBINE the two. Thin honey layer first, then thin marmite/vegemite layer

    4) Thin layer of marmite on jacket potatoes – v nice
    .-= sean´s last blog ..…four months to go =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:30 PM #

      haha Sean don’t you even go there buddy. You open a jar of marmite in Australia while your here and I can’t guarantee your survival 🙂

      Like your ideas and while your here in Australia be sure to grab a cheesymite scroll from bakers delight serious the most tasty thing you can eat on the run.

      • GEOFF February 25, 2010 at 8:00 PM #

        oh my god the cheesymite scroll is possibly the nicest thing i have tasted on my whole trip. I was eating at least one a day while I was in Oz, sometimes two!

        Adding a few slices of cheese to Vegemite on toast always works pretty well too. And it’s also an essential ingredient when making chili con carne too, in my opinion.

  7. CANDICE February 25, 2010 at 5:55 AM #

    I SO want to try this. And like it.
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..Disappointment, Running Into Doors, and Donkey Riding =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:19 PM #

      Candice I would happily ship you a jar to facilitate this.

  8. SPUNKYGIRL February 25, 2010 at 4:17 PM #

    So that was my problem? The vegemite was spread to thick? I dunno.. I found it rather salty, but maybe I’ll give it another go. Just ONE more go! haha
    .-= SpunkyGirl´s last blog ..My 3 Best Kept Travel Secrets =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 25, 2010 at 7:30 PM #

      Pam I’ll be forever happy if you gave it one more go.

  9. SOFIA - AS WE TRAVEL February 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM #

    I must say I didn’t like Vegemite, but who am I to say anything when I love the Norweigan Mescheese (mesost)…
    .-= Sofia – As We Travel´s last blog ..NZ Road Trip – Day 7: Wellington – Kapiti Coast – Eltham: 320kms =-.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD February 27, 2010 at 11:30 PM #

      OK Sofia I have to ask what is Mescheese?? as I’m obviously going to have to try that now.

  10. SABINA March 8, 2010 at 12:22 AM #

    I have never heard of this, and it looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I want some.

    • THE AUSSIE NOMAD March 9, 2010 at 12:09 AM #

      Sabina, if your out travelling when I am this year I’m so hooking you up with some Vegemite. Don’t listen to everyone who says its nasty, they just don’t know what they are talking about.

  11. CORNELIUS AESOP March 12, 2010 at 2:56 AM #

    Now that I do a little home brewing of my own, I see the excess stuff that is left after making beer. The last thing I’m thinking is “mmm I should spread this on some toast.” I’m not sure what else they all do to it, maybe I should find out and start selling American vegemite.
    .-= Cornelius Aesop´s last blog ..2012 A New Beginning =-.

  12. MICAH June 30, 2010 at 10:46 AM #

    I’ve only ever tried vegemite once. It’s definitely an acquired taste, I’ll say that much. Maybe if I’m making the toast wrong, that’s the problem. 🙂

  13. COURTNEY September 18, 2012 at 12:48 PM #

    An an Aussie living in the UK with Italian, Polish, Welsh and French flatmates, none of them can understand the versatility, ease of use and genuine good taste of Vegemite.

    Every now and again, some fraud tries to introduce me to Marmite, or worse still Bovril. No way, brother. My heart is ready for only one type of concentrated yeast extract.

  14. ANDREW October 11, 2012 at 4:33 AM #

    No way, the “9-dot method” never fails!

    Piece of toast, 3×3 grid, small dot of ‘mite in the middle of each square! 🙂

  15. NIC November 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM #

    Oh how I wish I had read your post Before I slapped on 6-9 mm of “awesomeness” on the entire toast yesterday… The taste stuck in my mouth the whole day, even after toothbrushing and eating other stuff! Well, now I know anyway… Next time I will follow your advice…a thin layer must be the key..I need to try it once more to be sure if I like it or hate it….. I can’t remember it was this bad when I visited Australia some years ago/Nic – sweden



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