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

    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



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 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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12th Jun, 2011
really tasty, a nice savoury treat!
12th Jun, 2011
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!
5th Jun, 2011
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.
3rd Jun, 2011
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!
2nd Jun, 2011
Great. If you're a true Marmite lover, you can easily double the amount of Marmite in the recipe
1st Jun, 2011
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
4th Apr, 2011
incredible recipe! i loved these and they go great with lunches, or warm served with butter and/or cheese:)
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30th Mar, 2011
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.
8th Mar, 2011
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.
4th Jan, 2011
Yum, I will be making these again. The kids loved them too.


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