Cheese & Marmite Scones

Cheese & Marmite Scones

My dad introduced me to Marmite when I was growing up and I’ve loved it ever since. I’ve made him these Cheese & Marmite Scones many times which I think is the perfect way to thank him! 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!! And while you’re there, you can make these Cheese & Marmite Scones too!

Step by step…

I started by mixing self raising flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. I added butter and rubbed it into the flour with my fingers until it resembled breadcrumbs. Then I added about two thirds of the mature cheddar 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.

I laid the scones onto a baking tray, glazed with a little milk and sprinkled on the remaning cheddar. They baked for 10 minutes until golden brown.

Cheese & Marmite Scones

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Marmite Cheese grater

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Cheese & Marmite Scones

Tips for making the Cheese & Marmite Scones:

  • Depending on how big a cutter you use, you will get a different amount of scones. I used a 2.5″ (60mm) one and got 6 scones.
  • When you cut the scones out, push the cutter down and do not twist it. Twisting the cutter will stop the scones from rising.
  • When glazing the scones, try not to let the glaze dribble down the side of the scone, as this will also affect the rise.

Cheese & Marmite Scones

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Cheese & Marmite Scones

Yummy cheese scones with marmite

Course Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword Bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
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
  • 4 tbsp Milk
  • 25 g Marmite


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 200C Fan/220C/400F/Gas Mark 6, and place a baking tray in the oven

  2. Mix the self raising flour and baking powder together 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. Reserve 1/2 tbsp of the marmite mixture for glazing

  6. Pour the rest of the marmite mixture into the flour and form a dough. Pat it out onto a clean work surface dusted with flour to about 2cm thick and cut out the scones using a round cutter, size of your choice. Push the cutter straight down and do not twist it

  7. Glaze the scones with the reserved marmite mix, and sprinkle the remaining cheddar on them

  8. Place the scones onto the heated baking tray and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool, you can eat them warm or cold

  9. Store in an airtight container and eat within 2 days. They can also be frozen

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Cheese & Marmite Scones

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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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