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

    bay-king pow-dah

    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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nellhearle
11th Mar, 2009
5.05
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
7th Oct, 2008
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
16th Aug, 2008
These are wonderful! I split them and put cream cheese in the middle as a change for those boring packed lunches!
lallypop643
20th Mar, 2008
5.05
a fantastic recipe , quick and easy and great for kids to bake , yummy too !
deepovey
9th Nov, 2007
5.05
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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