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Recipe: The People’s Bread Co. Two Ways for World Marmite Day

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

By Laura Power

We’re all for extra holidays and celebrations around here, so World Marmite Day seemed like a day we needed to get behind! And what could be better than a little marmite spread over some of the best bread in town?

The People’s Bread Co. is handmade in Wanaka by Jeremy and Ruth Heath. They grind the grain themselves right before making each batch of 100% organic whole grain bread. They leave their dough to ferment up to 24 hours, which activates the wild yeast and good bacteria like lactobacilli. It's truly unlike any bread you've tasted and we consider ourselves so lucky to have their sourdough baking talents right here on our doorstep.

You can find their bread in a few local shops, like Mediterranean Market, Fresh Link, Organic Wholefoods and the Hawea Store. They even offer bread delivery and a bread subscription, so you never have to go without!

While both these dishes are classic Marmite recipes, the key upgrade here is using The People’s Bread Co. Rye Sourdough. It's got the best crust and texture, and so much flavour in every bite.

Marmite Sandwich

Marmite Sandwich Ingredients:

  • The People’s Bread Co bread (we used Rye Sourdough)

  • Marmite

  • Cheese (we used Tasty)

  • Lettuce (try to find the freshest local lettuce you can)

Marmite Sandwich Method:

  1. Slice your bread

  2. Spread on the Marmite

  3. Add cheese & lettuce and you’re good to go!

Cheesy Mousetrap

Mousetrap Ingredients:

  • The People’s Bread Co bread (we used Rye Sourdough)

  • Marmite

  • Butter

  • Cheese (we used Tasty but any melting cheese will work)

  • Smoked paprika

Mousetrap Method:

  1. Slice your People’s Bread Co. bread – as many slices as you’d like!

  2. Layer on a thin spread of butter

  3. Next add your Marmite – to your tastes

  4. Slice your cheese into medium thin slices and layer over top of bread

  5. Cook under the grill until the bread is nice and toasty and the cheese is melted and bubbly

  6. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a little smoke paprika

  7. Let stand a few minutes before diving in


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