Vegemite is probably the most iconic Australian product. Wiki describes it as “a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract. […] Vegemite is made from used brewers’ yeast extract, a by-product of beer manufacturing, various vegetables, wheat and spice additives. It is salty, slightly bitter, and umami or malty – similar to beef bouillon.” It is similar to British, New Zealand and South African Marmite, Swiss Cenovis and German Hefeextrakt. It is definitely a must try if you ever visit Australia and it is a flavour you need to get accustomed to as it is a bit strong. I made these for my 24×24 event “Come have some Aussie tucker, mate!” and my kids loved them… especially my 2 year old!
White sandwich bread
Cheddar / Tasty cheese, sliced
Spread some softened butter on the bread slices. Spread some Vegemite (just a little bit as it tastes strong!) on 1 half of the slices and top with a slice of cheese.
Assemble your sandwiches and serve.
Ciao bella! Anche io li faccio per i miei bambini mezzi australiani, e ne vanno pazzi, ma per quanto mi riguarda, non ho ancora “acquired the taste for it…”
hehehehe nemmeno io e temo che non mi succedera’ mai!! Sara’ che siamo cresciute a pane e Nutella (o marmellata)??? <3
Mio papá mangia vegemite con mortadella – nella toast