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 is to warm them up and add lashings of butter.


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!

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