Cheese & Marmite Scones

Yields: 10 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 12 Mins Total Time: 22 Mins

The best way to eat these scones is to have them warm with lashings of butter.  Delicious!



0/8 Ingredients
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0/4 Instructions
  • Heat oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas mark 7. Mix the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl with the salt. Add the butter and rub with your fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (or use a food processor). Stir in 75g of the cheese and make a well in the centre.
  • Whisk the egg, marmite and milk together and pour into the well and bring the mixture together to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Add a little more milk if the dough is too dry.
  • 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 the remaining 50g of cheese. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Serve with lashings of butter, enjoy!


  1. I made these on Monday evening, and they now my ‘working from home’ brunch this week. Delicious! 🙂 Marmite is everywhere at the minute! I’m enjoying these scones as much as the M+S marmite hot x buns! #lockdownbrunch. Missing visiting my extended family in Whitley Bay!!

    1. Hi Sheralyn, I am so pleased that you have enjoyed the recipe – I think I am going to have to try the M&S Marmite Hot Cross Buns. Hopefully it won’t be long until you can get back to Whitley Bay. Take care:)

  2. I’ve made these three times now and I love them. Thanks for this recipe.

    My little tip – put the jar of Marmite (or own brand yeast extract – that’s what I use) into a bowl of hot water for a few minutes. It makes it more runny and therefore easier to pour into your measuring spoon.

    I’m going to make these later on this morning. I am quite tempted to play around with the cheese and maybe swap some of the cheddar for Stilton or feta.

  3. I just knocked these up in no time, they are absolutely delicious and gone down an absolute treat! I might even add more marmite next time!

  4. Just made these marmite and cheese scones, they have just come out of the oven they look and smell amazing hopefully taste amazing going to try one in a few minutes lol Great recipe PS love anything marmite

  5. Just was introduced to marmite by my English neighbor so going to surprise her & make these soon! Finally found marmite in the baking aisle.

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