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)

ijustluvfood's picture

I followed recipe exactly and love the taste but they are a bit "heavy" I too heavy handed with the dough? could it be the fact that I have used wholemeal flour which is new to me? Would like to make them lots but they are not something I would be proud to offer to guests.

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

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

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

a fantastic recipe , quick and easy and great for kids to bake , yummy too !

deepovey's picture

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)


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