Cheese & Marmite Scones

The best way to eat these is to warm them up and add lashings of butter.
Servings: 10 yield(s)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 22 mins
  • 280 g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 50 g butter (chilled & cut into cubes)
  • 75 g mature cheddar (grated (plus 50g extra for topping))
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp marmite
  • 5 tbsp milk (plus extra to glaze)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  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 the remaining 50g of cheese. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Serve with lashings of butter, enjoy!