Cheese & Marmite scones

Cheese & Marmite scones

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Prep: 15 mins - 20 mins Cook: 10 mins - 15 mins


Serves 8
Delicious warm from the oven, these scones are good way to introduce wholemeal flour into your baking

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per scone

  • kcal226
  • fat11g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

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  • 50g cold butter, cut into small cubes



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 85g mature cheddar, grated
  • 1 egg



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  • 1 tbsp Marmite
  • 2 tbsp Greek or natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp milk, plus extra to glaze



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…


  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Mix the flours and baking powder in a mixing bowl with a pinch of salt, if you like. Add the butter and rub with your fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (or use a food processor). Stir in ½ of the cheese and make a well in the centre.

  2. Whisk the remaining ingredients together and pour into the well. With a cutlery knife, bring the mixture together to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Add a little more milk if the dough is too dry.

  3. Turn onto a floured surface, then roll out to about 2cm thick. Stamp out 4 scones using a round cutter, then gather the trimmings and repeat until all the dough has been used. Put on a baking sheet, brush with milk and scatter over remaining cheese. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden. Cool on a wire rack.

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Comments (49)

mackemx's picture

Really lovely, and a hit with the non Marmite lovers too. I used soured cream insted of yogurt and it worked fine. Will defo bake these again!

vivaves's picture

Someone here commented about having to use a mug as they didn't have a pastry cutter - necessity may be the mother of invention, but I would say cut the dough into squares or diamond shapes using a knife if you can't do circles! A mug or cup isn't going to give you a sharp edge so the scones can't rise properly.
Anyway, these scones smelt lovely while cooking and have a 'twigletty' moreishness about them - savoury and light. I made them using the smallest of my pastry cutters and got 15 out of the dough, and they are perfect for nibbles with cheese and chutney.

rebecca2424's picture

I made these today because my sister and I were having a movie night and we both love marmite, they were wonderful! Truth be told, they don't really taste that much like marmite but they have a DELICIOUS texture and we thoroughly enjoed them. Thank you!

jimmegee's picture

Great. If you're a true Marmite lover, you can easily double the amount of Marmite in the recipe

katty1983's picture

just made these for my marmite loving son and husband and they are a big hit. I am not a big marmite fan but these are delicious warm spread with butter

blythey's picture

incredible recipe! i loved these and they go great with lunches, or warm served with butter and/or cheese:)

dragonma5306's picture

These were very tasty, although I didn't get much of the Marmite flavour so will add a little more next time. They were delicious buttered and served with tomato soup.

pippidoodle's picture

Finally got around to making these on Saturday. I couldn't find a pastry cutter, so used a mug. It was the nearest I had. They came out a bit on the large side, so needed a bit longer. However, myself & my partner loved them. I'll definitely be making them again, just smaller.

potteramy100's picture

Yum, I will be making these again. The kids loved them too.

moshbom24's picture

sound weird but lovely

jimmegee's picture

One of my favourites! Great as an afternoon snack with butter and especially delicious straight from the oven. Marmite lovers can easily make it a BIG tablespoon ;-)

bethocallaghan's picture

I used a little soured cream that I had in instead of yoghurt

clairehazel's picture

@Pippidoodle - I assumed plain wholemeal flour (on the basis that I would always use plain if a recipe didn't specify self raising).
They are cooking now and smell wonderful, they are rising nicely too so I'm sure the flour I used is ok.

gilliancoyle's picture

FAB scones! I used parmesan instead of cheddar and they were delicious served with roasted red pepper and tomato soup.

biggles's picture

Suggestion for Joha: I would replace the 2 tbsps yoghurt with 2tbsps milk to which you have added a squeeze of lemon juice, then leave to stand for a few minutes to allow the milk to curdle. It is this acidity which helps the scones to rise.

ldowner1's picture

really easy to make, got the 'thumbs-up' from my family of marmite lovers but weren't overly marmite flavoured for me who hates the stuff! will definately make them again. They look nice with the cheese melted on the top too.

joanneeharrison's picture

Any suggestions for an alternative to the yogurt, i'm not a big fan of it so it would be quite wasteful to buy a tub just for a few spoonfulls

wondermum's picture

I only got the chance to eat one of these scones, it was delicious, my eldest son scoffed the rest so next time I make them, I'm going to have to hide a few in a place where only I can find them!

bethesda71's picture

i tried this recipe as my husband loves marmite but i wanted to do something other than put it on toast for him. i don't usually like marmite myself but these scones were delicious! very easy to make aswell.

pippidoodle's picture

Hi, I've recently got into baking & really like the sound of these. However, I'm slightly confused. When it says 'wholemeal flour', does it mean plain or self raising? Hope I'm not being too dense. : )


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