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​Nigella Lawson Savaged For Five Minute Explanation Of How To Make Toast

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​Nigella Lawson Savaged For Five Minute Explanation Of How To Make Toast

She's given us marmite spaghetti and taught us how to cook the perfect egg - and now Nigella Lawson has divided viewers with a five-minute explanation of how to butter toast.

The popular TV cook's 'two-stage' hack for buttering toast - shared as part of her new series, Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat, on BBC Two - left some viewers baffled.

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Nigella's toast-buttering technique is as follows: first, butter the toast when it's hot from the toaster.

Next, slather on a second layer of unsalted butter. Finally, sprinkle the twice-buttered toast with sea salt flakes.

In the clip, Nigella, 60, sits in her patio, chatting over a piece of toast which has already been buttered.

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"I favour the two-stage buttering approach and so far, only stage one has taken place," she says.

"That is to say, the moment this came out of the toaster and was lovely and hot, I spread it with butter, so the butter has melted down into it and it'll give it a fabulous, crumpety bite.

First, Nigella takes a piece of toast that has been buttered straight from the toaster (Credit: BBC2)
First, Nigella takes a piece of toast that has been buttered straight from the toaster (Credit: BBC2)

Spreading on more butter, the telly cook says: "Stage two now, ready for it, I need a little more butter and it will stay in some golden patches on the surface.

"It is unsalted butter, which I always prefer to use, but what I need to do is sprinkle some seasalt flakes over. This is the platonic ideal of toast."

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While some Nigella fans rushed to give her toast technique a whirl, others mocked her lengthy explanation.

"Sea salt on toast," tweeted one. "A new Nigella Lawson recipe. 2020 just keeps getting weirder."

Another commented: "Nigella shows the nation how to butter toast... 5 minutes I will never get back."

The telly cook then butters the toast for a second time using unsalted butter - and adds a sprinkling of sea salt flakes (Credit: BBC2)
The telly cook then butters the toast for a second time using unsalted butter - and adds a sprinkling of sea salt flakes (Credit: BBC2)
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"I still don't understand why she used unsalted butter and then sprinkled salt on it instead of just using salted butter," chimed in a confused viewer.

Other commentators, though, were much less damning.

"Nigella telling people to double butter and salt their toast is the kind of public service announcement I've waited MONTHS for," wrote one social media user.

Another tweeted: "I think it's reasonable to say only Nigella could get away with teaching us how to make toast."

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'Nigella's Cook, Eat, Repeat' continues on BBC Two or can be watched on BBC iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: BBC2

Topics: TV and Film, BBC, TV News, TV Entertainment, Nigella Lawson, Twitter

Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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