Cheese & Marmite scones in a box with fruit and veg

Wholemeal cheese & Marmite scones

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(46 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
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  • 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 is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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…


  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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Fabulous41's picture
4th Dec, 2013
These turned out really well. Like another person has commented, I used wholemeal bread flour as that is all I had in which probably gave it the extra boost and made them rise. I missed out the yoghurt using extra milk instead. I agree that the marmite flavour is not very strong and will double next time.
1st Nov, 2013
Bit disappointed with mine, they had a lovely taste but did not rise at all! Will try again using self raising flour only and perhaps a 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.
30th Oct, 2013
I usually love Marmite - but found it a bit overpowering. Expected to love this recipe, so a little disappointed - might try again with smaller amount.
13th Feb, 2013
sorry, forgot to rate these!!
12th Feb, 2013
I used gluten free flour, but added an extra egg and a bit more baking powder and they came out brilliantly. My dad, recently diagnosed as having coeliac disease loved them and said they tasted 'normal'!! Apparently a very great compliment!
stia_616's picture
25th Nov, 2012
This is a very easy recipe and even people who don't normally like Marmite, like my partner, seem to love these and say that the added Marmite adds a little something to the scones. It's hit and miss for me to be able to get scones to rise it seems, but that's a refection on my technique, not on the recipe.
hasselk's picture
17th Oct, 2012
Mine were very heavy... must've done something wrong... nice taste
11th May, 2012
Just made these with my 9 year old daughter. We made them on a whim so thank you Elizabeth, I used extra milk instead of yoghurt. I also substituted the marmite for chives from the garden. Scrummy!!!
28th Mar, 2012
These were damn gorgeous. I am a cheese scone freak.
26th Jan, 2012
I can't eat wholemeal flour, has anyone tried the recipe with all White Self Raising Flour?


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