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 frickin 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 got 7 scones and a little 'taster' one for me.
I laid the scones onto a baking tray, glazed with a little milk and sprinkled on the remaning cheddar. I baked on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 15 mins until golden brown.
The scones came out great, I scoffed up my little 'taster' scone. Just to check they were alright for my dad of course. He 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 delicious.
Cheese & Marmite Scones
- 225g Self raising flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 50g Butter
- 85g Mature cheddar, grated
- 1 Egg
- 25ml Milk
- 1 heaped tbsp Marmite
Sieve the self raising flour together with the baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbsAdd half of the cheddar to the flour and stir inIn another bowl whisk together the egg, milk and marmitePour the wet marmite mixture into the flour and form a dough. Pat it out to about 2cm thick and cut out the scones using a cutterLay the scones onto a baking tray, glaze them with a little milk and sprinkle the remaning cheddar on them. Bake on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for about 15 mins until golden brown
Recipe from The Ideas Kitchen