Saturday, 3 May 2014

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 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.



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Cheese & Marmite Scones
Ingredients
  • 225g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 50g Butter
  • 85g Mature cheddar, grated
  • 1 Egg
  • 25ml Milk
  • 1 heaped tbsp Marmite
Instructions
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

8 comments:

  1. Yum! I love marmite in things but never thought about putting them in scones! Ive probably eaten waaay too many scones this week but thats not stopping me...

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    1. Thanks Emma! I know, after the other week all I want to eat is scones!

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  2. I love cheese scones and with added marline they sound yum! Strangely I too have been cooking cheese scones this weekend. Hoping to post tomorrow!!

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to seeing your cheese scones too!

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  3. I am really into my savoury cones at the mo Kat - loving these!!

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  4. 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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    1. I'm glad you agree that cheese and Marmite belong together! I hope you enjoy baking with Marmite soon :)

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