Cheese & Marmite scones in a box with fruit and veg

Wholemeal cheese & Marmite scones

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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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2nd Jun, 2011
Great. If you're a true Marmite lover, you can easily double the amount of Marmite in the recipe
1st Jun, 2011
just made these for my marmite loving son and husband and they are a big hit. I am not a big marmite fan but these are delicious warm spread with butter
4th Apr, 2011
incredible recipe! i loved these and they go great with lunches, or warm served with butter and/or cheese:)
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30th Mar, 2011
These were very tasty, although I didn't get much of the Marmite flavour so will add a little more next time. They were delicious buttered and served with tomato soup.
8th Mar, 2011
Finally got around to making these on Saturday. I couldn't find a pastry cutter, so used a mug. It was the nearest I had. They came out a bit on the large side, so needed a bit longer. However, myself & my partner loved them. I'll definitely be making them again, just smaller.
4th Jan, 2011
Yum, I will be making these again. The kids loved them too.
10th Dec, 2010
sound weird but lovely
23rd Oct, 2010
One of my favourites! Great as an afternoon snack with butter and especially delicious straight from the oven. Marmite lovers can easily make it a BIG tablespoon ;-)
12th Sep, 2010
I used a little soured cream that I had in instead of yoghurt
5th Sep, 2010
@Pippidoodle - I assumed plain wholemeal flour (on the basis that I would always use plain if a recipe didn't specify self raising). They are cooking now and smell wonderful, they are rising nicely too so I'm sure the flour I used is ok.


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