Cheese & Marmite scones in a box with fruit and veg

Wholemeal cheese & Marmite scones

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(47 ratings)

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


  • 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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



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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.

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13th Nov, 2019
I just used self-raising flour as didn’t have any whole meal. If you’re doing this I’d reduce the liquids as mine came out as a very wet dough. Had to add more flour. None the less a lovely result
21st Apr, 2019
I was very surprised by these and how easy they are to make for a complete scone beginner. I would double the marmite next time as they were a tiny bit bland. But texture was perfect.
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Olivia Tierney
31st Mar, 2019
Definitely needs more marmite, I can’t taste it at all :’( It has the makings of something v nice, they’re lovely and moist. Just needs at least double the marmite.
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3rd Nov, 2018
Turned out well and easy to make. I made them slightly too big and only got seven from the mixture. Next time will make them smaller and add more marmite as the wholemeal flour makes them a little bland.
27th Mar, 2018
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27th Mar, 2018
Having seen other comments about not rising and being dry I used 130g wholemeal (the flour was stoneground from a national trust watermill I'd seen being milled a couple of days before, so no idea what it really was!) 150g self raising, a heaped teaspoon of baking powder and 60g butter. Other than that followed the recipe using Greek yogurt Really yummy and moist, next time I won't add salt to the flour as the marmite is enough to flavour.
Frantic Flapjack
24th Oct, 2017
Didn't like these. They rose very well but were dry, probably due to the wholemeal flour.
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1st Oct, 2016
Really delicious, used twice the marmite and extra milk rather than yoghurt. I only made little ones and they were easily cooked in the ten minutes. Great for my fussy kids lunch boxes .... (If there are any left by Monday ! )
5th May, 2014
Needed a splash more milk, used creme fraiche as I didn't have any yoghurt, added a pinch of cayenne...they taste great! The wholemeal flour (allinsons wholemeal plain) made a huge difference, lovely flavour
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19th Apr, 2014
Just made these....little tiny ones. Didn't have yogurt so used extra milk...not sure i used the right wholemeal flour......i only had strong brown bread flour in the cupboard.....the dough was awfully tough, so i was slightly worried i was baking rocks but all is well. Not sure about going swimming this after noon though :)


24th Oct, 2019
I would like to make these tomorrow but don't have any wholemeal flour. Could I make them with all white?
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26th Oct, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can. They will have a lighter consistency using all white flour.
7th Jun, 2019
Approximately how many little scones could this recipe make?
goodfoodteam's picture
7th Jun, 2019
Thanks for your question. This recipe makes roughly eight scones using a 5cm cutter but will vary depending on the size of cutter you have.
13th Nov, 2019
As other people have mentioned add double the marmite. I did and they came out lovely!
21st Apr, 2019
Use double the marmite.
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