buttered bread/toast (Poll)

Butter and/or jam?

• I use only butter/margaraine/oleo
2
17%
• I use only jam
2
17%
• I use butter/margaraine/oleo AND jam
7
58%
• I never eat bread and jam and wonder why I am wasting my own time responding to this poll
1
8%
• I would have chosen the option above, but I am too smart for that
0
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Until recently I buttered bread/toast before smearing jam on it. Today I question the practice. I did it because my mother did it and she did it because her mother did it and ...
I suspect that buttering bread was a means of preventing foodstuffs like tomatoes and cucumber leaking into, and thus disintegrating the bread of a sandwich. I suspect too that the practice was a snobbish imitation of the ways of the upper-class.
I cannot see the point of buttering bread before applying jam.
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Surely the discerning breakfaster eats buttered toast with free-range Frank Cooper's Vintage Oxford Marmalade?
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John Gray wrote:Surely the discerning breakfaster eats buttered toast with free-range Frank Cooper's Vintage Oxford Marmalade?
Nah.
Around here Greaves jams are all the rage. :thankyou:
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So my statement is proved!
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I only put butter on toast or bread if I'm not putting anything else on it.
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When I jam my bread into the butter before my wife, then I'm toast!
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John Gray wrote:So my statement is proved!
Sadly, yes. :clapping:
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If you don't prove the bread then it comes out very hard
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When I was much younger, we had farm fresh "Sour Cream" butter, which we made ourselves. Each of us kids had a turn or two cranking away on the butter paddles.
This give the toast and what ever else we were adding a bit of an better flavor. These add on were also most likely home made which in turn the same today does not taste the same. The peanut butter was always store bought.

Todays butter is made with fresh milk (not cream) that has had vinegar added to "make id sour". Our sour cream was real sour cream that was rich in flavor.

Yes, out of habit, I have butter/margarine/oleo before the jelly, jam, peanut butter. I do NOT do "peanut butter and jelly", one of the other NOT both.
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If I have bread, I like it plain, nothing on it at all. If I toast it, then I'll use butter. I do not like oleo and won't have it in my home. :grin:
Rarely, will I put jam or jelly on toast but when I do, I do not slather it with butter first. I do not like mixing the taste of butter with jams/jelly. :nope:
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I note with interest that Rudi hasn't voted yet ...

Can anyone tell me, please, what is the significance of the small "x" on the right-hand side of the image?
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The "x" marks your own choice (if you're using the subsilver2 skin; in prosilver the caption of your own choice is bold).
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HansV wrote:The "x" marks your own choice (if you're using the subsilver2 skin; in prosilver the caption of your own choice is bold).
Thanks Hans.
Does this mean that I have "outed" myself by posting a screen-shot from my laptop?
If you were to view the results, presumably the "x" would appear to the right of "I never eat bread and jam and wonder why I am wasting my own time responding to this poll". Is that so?
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Yes, you have outed yourself. When I view your screenshot, I also see the "x" next to "I only use jam" :evilgrin:
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I don't see an x at all because the option "I use jam or butter, but never both" wasn't offered.
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StuartR wrote:I don't see an x at all because the option "I use jam or butter, but never both" wasn't offered.
:clapping: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping: You have outed yourself without even taking part in the poll.
How DO you do it !!!!!! :rofl:
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Well, it could be that I don't see an 'x' because I wasn't offered any Marmite option. But we Marmiters are above caring, let alone worry about pasting screenshots. And in any case, we're all too busy licking our fingers... :yum:
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Leif, have you considered switching to iced-cream for breakfast?
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And just where does one buy Marmite ice-cream?
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At the Three Birds restaurant in Edinburgh - see We got one of our reporters to try Marmite ice cream!
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