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 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 scones…

I started by sieving 225g self raising flour together with 1 tsp baking powder in a mixing bowl. I added 50g butter and rubbed it into the flour until it resembled breadcrumbs.

I grated 85g mature cheddar and added half to the flour and stirred in.

In another bowl I whisked together 1 egg, 25ml milk and 1 heaped tbsp 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.

I baked on 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 20 mins until golden brown.

The 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 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


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


  1. 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
  2. Add two thirds of the cheddar to the flour and stir in
  3. In another bowl whisk together the egg, milk and marmite
  4. 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
  5. Lay the scones onto a baking tray, brush a little milk on top and sprinkle the remaining cheddar on them
  6. Bake on 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 20 mins until golden brown
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  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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