Nigella Lawson made a toast dish on last night’s Cook, Eat, Repeat – and viewers were stunned to see they have been making it wrong.
During yesterday’s (Monday, November 16) episode of the culinary whiz’s new BBC Two programme, she showed those watching how to butter toast.
How did Nigella Lawson make toast on Cook, Eat, Repeat?
She explained: “Sometimes, I just want an old-fashioned sandwich loaf, soft and squidgy.”
“I favour the two-stage buttering approach and so far, only stage one has taken place,” she said, showing viewers the slice of toast on the table in front of her.
Nigella continued: “That is to say, the minute this came out of the toaster and was still lovely and hot, I spread it with butter so that the butter has melted down into it and will give it a fabulous ‘crumpety’ bite.
“Stage two, now, ready for it… I need a little more butter and it will stay in some golden patches on the surface.”
Speaking further, Nigella said she always prefers to use unsalted butter.
I need a little more butter and it will stay in some golden patches on the surface.
She added: “But what I need to do is sprinkle some sea-salt flakes over it.
“This is the platonic ideal of toast.”
How did Nigella’s Cook, Eat, Repeat viewers react?
On Twitter, viewers couldn’t believe how deliciously simple the double buttering was.
One said: “I honestly cannot get the @Nigella_Lawson twice buttered toast out of my head today. #toast #butter.”
Another tweeted: “Double butter toast?! Why didn’t I think of this before?”
A third said: “Can I have a hands up from everyone who buttered their toast twice this morning? #Nigella.”
Someone else wrote: “Full marks #Nigella for caring less what anyone thinks yet again, showing us how to make buttered toast. Tremendous #CookEatRepeat.”
— Lucy Day (@LucyHDay) November 17, 2020
— Mrs Margaret Waldemar-Spoon (@JadisNoir) November 17, 2020
BBC viewers have been ‘buttering toast wrong’ for years
A fifth joked: “You learn something new every day and today I learnt from Nigella that I’ve been buttering toast wrong for all this time (spread it twice with unsalted butter, then add sea salt) #nigella #butter #toast.”
“The realisation at 32 years old that I’ve been buttering my toast totally wrong my whole life,” said a sixth.
Another simply tweeted: “Two-stage butter on toast. OMG. #Nigella.”
— failedfoody (@failedfoody) November 16, 2020
— Bethany Simpson (@bethsimpson88) November 16, 2020
2 stage butter on toast. OMG. #Nigella
— Nick Perry (@slicknic) November 16, 2020
It follows last week’s episode, which saw Nigella divide viewers with her controversial fish finger recipe.
She cooked an Indian borta dish, which traditionally consists of sauteed vegetables, chilli and spices – but she stunned viewers by adding fish fingers.
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