Cheese & Marmite Scones

Cheese & Marmite Scones

My dad introduced me to Marmite when I was growing up and I’ve loved it ever since. So what better way to say Happy Birthday to my dad than to make him these yummy Cheese & Marmite Scones! It’s a rare Marmite lover that isn’t aware of the fantastic flavour combination that is created when Marmite and cheese mix together. It’s one of my favourite things and if you love Marmite and have never had it with cheese… well get in the kitchen right now and discover how amazing it is!! Or you could read on and learn how to make these Cheese & Marmite Scones.

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I started by sieving self raising flour together with baking powder in a mixing bowl. I added butter and rubbed it into the flour until it resembled breadcrumbs. Then I grated mature cheddar and added half to the flour and stirred in.

In another bowl I whisked together egg, milk and marmite.

I poured the wet marmite mixture into the flour and formed a dough. I patted it out to about 2cm thick and cut out the scones. Depending on how big a cutter you use, you will get a different amount of scones. I used a 3 inch one and got 5 scones.


I laid the scones onto a baking tray, glazed with a little milk and sprinkled on the remaning cheddar.

They baked for about 20 mins until golden brown.

Cheese & Marmite Scones

The Cheese & Marmite Scones came out great, the marmite flavour really comes through and the cheese on top is just yum! My dad text me a couple of days after I gave him the Cheese & Marmite Scones to say they were very nice and there were only two left. Result! Looks like I will be passing this recipe onto my stepmum very soon. I’ll also be making these again for myself as they are really tasty.

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Cheese & Marmite Scones

Yummy cheese scones with marmite

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Bread
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author thebakingexplorer


  • 225 g Self raising flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 50 g Butter
  • 85 g Mature cheddar grated
  • 1 Egg large
  • 25 ml Milk plus more for glazing
  • 1 heaped tbsp Marmite


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4

  2. Sieve the self raising flour together with the baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs
  3. Add two thirds of the cheddar to the flour and stir in
  4. In another bowl whisk together the egg, milk and marmite
  5. Pour the wet marmite mixture into the flour and form a dough. Pat it out onto clean work surface dusted with flour to about 2cm thick and cut out the scones using a round cutter, size of your choice
  6. Lay the scones onto a lined baking tray, brush a little milk on top and sprinkle the remaining cheddar on them

  7. Bake for 20 mins or until golden brown

If you like this, check out more of my Scone recipes!

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8 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Cheese and Marmite is the best combination – I love a buttie with a thick slice of cheddar and lashings of Marmite! Can't believe I've never tried baking with it though, this must be rectified!

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