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