Cheese & Marmite scones

Cheese & Marmite scones

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

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

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    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 50g cold butter, cut into small cubes
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 85g mature cheddar, grated
  • 1 egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    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

    Milk

    mill-k

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

Method

  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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jardack
30th Sep, 2011
Very yummy, but mine didn't rise much.... any suggestions ?
jardack
30th Sep, 2011
Very yummy, but mine didn't rise much.... any suggestions ?
reenyn
18th Sep, 2011
5.05
I have made these twice - without the marmite - and they are delicious. We had them with soup, sausages, and even by themselves with butter. I added more than double the required milk, and they cooked for double the time, if not more. Very easy and certainly rewarding.
soozintheshed
28th Jul, 2011
These were delicious, I added a handful of poppy seeds too.
cc-callie
30th Jun, 2011
5.05
Lovely and very more-ish. I used wholemeal self-raising flour instead of the mix suggest, and I will add a little extra baking powder next time as they didn't rise very much, but they were still delicious and I'm going to have to bake another batch for tomorrow's picnic as these won't last!!
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beckdixon
12th Jun, 2011
5.05
really tasty, a nice savoury treat!
mackemx
12th Jun, 2011
5.05
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
5th Jun, 2011
5.05
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
3rd Jun, 2011
5.05
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
2nd Jun, 2011
4.05
Great. If you're a true Marmite lover, you can easily double the amount of Marmite in the recipe

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