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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blackbird17's picture
7th Jan, 2012
These are absolutely delicious. I made a load of mini sized ones for a party and they went down a treat
30th Sep, 2011
Very yummy, but mine didn't rise much.... any suggestions ?
30th Sep, 2011
Very yummy, but mine didn't rise much.... any suggestions ?
18th Sep, 2011
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.
28th Jul, 2011
These were delicious, I added a handful of poppy seeds too.
30th Jun, 2011
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!!
beckdixon's picture
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!


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