Cheese & Marmite scones

Cheese & Marmite scones

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(44 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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1st Sep, 2010
FAB scones! I used parmesan instead of cheddar and they were delicious served with roasted red pepper and tomato soup.
15th Jul, 2010
Suggestion for Joha: I would replace the 2 tbsps yoghurt with 2tbsps milk to which you have added a squeeze of lemon juice, then leave to stand for a few minutes to allow the milk to curdle. It is this acidity which helps the scones to rise.
2nd Jul, 2010
really easy to make, got the 'thumbs-up' from my family of marmite lovers but weren't overly marmite flavoured for me who hates the stuff! will definately make them again. They look nice with the cheese melted on the top too.
2nd May, 2010
Any suggestions for an alternative to the yogurt, i'm not a big fan of it so it would be quite wasteful to buy a tub just for a few spoonfulls
23rd Apr, 2010
I only got the chance to eat one of these scones, it was delicious, my eldest son scoffed the rest so next time I make them, I'm going to have to hide a few in a place where only I can find them!
9th Dec, 2009
i tried this recipe as my husband loves marmite but i wanted to do something other than put it on toast for him. i don't usually like marmite myself but these scones were delicious! very easy to make aswell.
15th Nov, 2009
Hi, I've recently got into baking & really like the sound of these. However, I'm slightly confused. When it says 'wholemeal flour', does it mean plain or self raising? Hope I'm not being too dense. : )
23rd Sep, 2009
I followed recipe exactly and love the taste but they are a bit "heavy" I too heavy handed with the dough? could it be the fact that I have used wholemeal flour which is new to me? Would like to make them lots but they are not something I would be proud to offer to guests.
7th Sep, 2009
Delicious. Added some dried herbs to the flour. Also didn't have wholemeal flour so used brown bread mix. Turned out fine.
18th Jul, 2009
These are delicious!My family loved them,my one year old son even loved them!The marmite adds a real savory flavour,very tasty.


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