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to butter both slices of bread in a sandwich?

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IsabellaMilborne Tue 14-Jan-14 14:29:11

Could you help with this debate, which arose during the frantic buttering of sandwiches for a children's party?

My Dsis thinks that you only butter one slice of bread in a sandwich; I think you need the buttery stickiness on both slices of bread, to make sure that the top slice adheres to the filling properly, and to make it tastier and less dry.

Can you help me prove that I'm being eminently reasonable here...?

QueenofKelsingra Tue 14-Jan-14 14:30:37

definitely on both sides! otherwise the unbuttered slice will just fall off surely??

stinkysox Tue 14-Jan-14 14:30:39


MrsTerryPratchett Tue 14-Jan-14 14:30:53

Neither. Butter in sandwiches makes me want to vomit. You are both BU. <remembers children's parties from youth>

Iheartcustardcreams Tue 14-Jan-14 14:31:29

Yanbu! I have a friend who doesn't put butter on either slice of bread! A sandwich needs butter on both slices IMO

openerofjars Tue 14-Jan-14 14:32:24

You are right; she is wrong.

I go further when I make my own: mayo on the top slice and Dijon mustard on the bottom slice. It's like the last days of the Roman Empire round here, in sandwich terms, anyway.

mumofboyo Tue 14-Jan-14 14:32:57

You butter (or mayo) on both slices of bread. I've never heard of only doing one - that just seems odd!

Spottybra Tue 14-Jan-14 14:32:58


How do siblings disagree on this? Surely its the way you are brought up?

I can't stand shop bought sandwiches for the no butter reason.

cerealqueen Tue 14-Jan-14 14:33:07

Same issue wiTh my DP!!!! Both, the butter stops the bread going soggy with any filling too.

Why bother with just one or is it laziness?

Binkyridesagain Tue 14-Jan-14 14:33:11

If I am making for myself then its only the one side. If I am making for others then both.

jacks365 Tue 14-Jan-14 14:34:34

Depends on filling. Egg mayonnaise no butter, ham butter both, something with salad with mayonnaise on top then just butter bottom.

IsabellaMilborne Tue 14-Jan-14 14:35:08

We need to ask our mother, Spottybra; we have no idea how we've ended up differently on this one. I suspect that my real sister has been substituted for a sub-standard alien clone.

Wabbitty Tue 14-Jan-14 14:39:09

Both or nothing

GwendolineMaryLacey Tue 14-Jan-14 14:40:20

Both. Anything else is just plain weird.

DaftSkunk Tue 14-Jan-14 14:41:27

Butter both pieces, most definitely.

stardustoddity Tue 14-Jan-14 14:42:33

Both bu tit needs to be the right temperature so you can do it really thinly.

stardustoddity Tue 14-Jan-14 14:43:12

But it, not Bu tit!

mrsminiverscharlady Tue 14-Jan-14 14:43:17

Why on earth wouldn't you butter both <boggles>

DS doesn't put butter on sandwiches at all, but I think that's just laziness rather than anything else.

wonderingsoul Tue 14-Jan-14 14:44:08

both.. why wouldnt you.. surely the point of the butter is to make the sandwhich not dry....

BlingBang Tue 14-Jan-14 14:44:22

Both sides unless I'm really counting the calories.

JeanSeberg Tue 14-Jan-14 14:44:56

My Dsis thinks that you only butter one slice of bread in a sandwich

I swear to god this is the craziest thing I've ever read on the internet!

DaftSkunk Tue 14-Jan-14 14:45:46

Yes correct butter temperature is essential otherwise you end up with holes in your bread whilst trying to butter it. I've learnt the hard way on that one grin.

steff13 Tue 14-Jan-14 14:47:33

What sort of sandwiches are you making that you're putting butter on them? The only sandwich I've ever put butter on is a grilled cheese, that if you don't butter both sides of that, the bread won't brown.

I put mayo on ham sandwiches, and mustard on turkey sandwiches, but not butter.

BeautifulBlondePineapple Tue 14-Jan-14 14:48:06

We only butter one side in this house. The other side is for chutney / mayo / philly / other spready stuff.

JeanSeberg Tue 14-Jan-14 14:54:37

We only butter one side in this house. The other side is for chutney / mayo / philly / other spready stuff

Woah, Beautiful, that is some serious out-of-the-box sandwich making going on there. I salute you!

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