Cheese & Marmite scones

Cheese & Marmite scones

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Cooking time

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

Skill level



Serves 8

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

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  • Freezable
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  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 85g mature cheddar, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Marmite
  • 2 tbsp Greek or natural yogurt
  • 3 tbsp milk, plus extra to glaze

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  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2006

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annamarienaughton's picture

Delicious. Added some dried herbs to the flour. Also didn't have wholemeal flour so used brown bread mix. Turned out fine.

arnell's picture
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These are delicious!My family loved them,my one year old son even loved them!The marmite adds a real savory flavour,very tasty.

pitullie's picture

love these different savoury scones. Delicious with ham and tomato chutney and so easy to make!

nellhearle's picture
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These are delicious and so easy to make, I used buttermilk instead of greek yogurt which seemed to work well. They were even a hit with my boyfriend who is definately in the "hate Marmite" camp!

reallygoodfood's picture

These are FAB served with a cheese selection with some home made chutneys and relishes as a different take on a ploughmans!
They freeze really well and kids loved them in their lunch boxes with cheese in the middle as a different cheese sandwich.

cherylurwin's picture

These are wonderful! I split them and put cream cheese in the middle as a change for those boring packed lunches!

lallypop643's picture
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a fantastic recipe , quick and easy and great for kids to bake , yummy too !

deepovey's picture
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These are really light and absolutely delicious with cheese and nibbles and a glass of wine (as well as being fab for children's lunchboxes)