Nigella Lawson has, perhaps accidentally, started the next great debate of our time on… buttered toast.
Yep, you read that correctly. An country-wide feud has started over what is probably the world’s most simple breakfast meal, after the celebrity taught Britain how to make toast 'properly'. Needless to say, it was highly controversial.
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The internationally-known chef’s "double-buttered" method includes spreading butter on hot toast as soon as it comes out of the toaster, letting it settle, before applying a second layer of butter, finishing with a sprinkling of salt.
The first helping gives the toast a "fabulous crumpet-y bite," Lawson said. "Stage two now, ready for it?" she asked. "I need a little more butter, and it will stay in some golden patches on the surface."
Some were clearly not 'ready for it', calling her method “ridiculous”, “way too buttery" and “very unhealthy”. “Someone send help,” another person wrote jokingly.
Others took it as an opportunity to share their own toast ‘recipes’, like “1 layer of butter and a smothering of marmalade” or “1 slice in only & butter at the ready, as soon as it pops, grab it, butter as fast as possible & eat immediately whilst the second piece is toasting!”
Or THIS scandal: “I do the pyramid thing too. Although never been a toast fan. Don't even own a Toaster (never have).”
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