Cheese and Marmite scones

Marmite adds a rich and intense savory flavor that beautifully complements these delicious Pinwheel Cheddar Cheese Scones. These delicious treats are an excellent choice for a relaxing afternoon tea or a quick and filling snack. The combination of creamy cheddar cheese and the distinctive Marmite flavor creates a delicious treat that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Whether you enjoy them on their own or pair them with your favorite spread, these Cheese & Marmite Scones are guaranteed to be a delicious and comforting addition to any gathering or indulgent moment.


  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 50g cold butter, cut into small cubes
  • 85g mature cheddar, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp Marmite
  • 2 tablespoons Greek or natural yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons milk, plus a little milk for glazing

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5.
  2. Mix the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl, add a pinch of salt if desired.
  3. Add the butter and rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (or use a food processor).
  4. Stir in half of the cheese and form a well in the middle.
  5. Mix the remaining ingredients and pour into the well.
  6. Using a cutlery knife, knead the mixture into a soft but not sticky dough.
  7. If the dough is too dry, add a little more milk.
  8. Place on a floured work surface and roll out to about 2 cm thick.
  9. Using a round cutter, cut out 4 scones, collect the scraps and repeat until all the dough is used up.
  10. Place on a baking tray, brush with milk and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  11. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.
  12. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutritional Information

370 15g 8g 44g 2g 2g 13g 1.1g

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • dough cutter or fork
  • grater
  • tablespoon
  • teaspoon
  • measuring cup
  • sheet
  • Pastry brush

Allergen information

Please note: This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Gluten (from flour)
  • Dairy products (from butter and cheddar cheese)
  • Eggs

If you or anyone consuming this recipe has allergies, please check the ingredients carefully and make substitutions if necessary.

Storage and leftovers

These cheese and marmite scones can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. To keep them fresher for longer, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.

If you have leftovers, you can reheat them in the oven or toaster on low until warmed through. Alternatively, you can enjoy them cold or lightly roasted.

Health Benefits of Cheese and Marmite Scones

As well as being a delicious treat, cheese and marmite scones also offer several health benefits. The combination of nutritious ingredients in this recipe ensures a balanced mix of flavors and nutrients, making it a great addition to your diet. Let’s explore some of the health benefits these scones can provide:

1. Good source of fiber

Using whole wheat flour in this recipe is a fantastic source of fiber. Fiber is essential for a healthy digestive system and can help prevent constipation. It also helps maintain a healthy weight and control blood sugar levels.

2. Rich in vitamins and minerals

Cheese is a good source of calcium, an essential mineral for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It also provides a decent amount of phosphorus, magnesium and vitamin A. Whole wheat flour adds additional vitamins and minerals to the scones, including B vitamins, iron and selenium.

3. High quality protein

Eggs and Greek yogurt are great sources of protein in this recipe. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissue, supporting muscle growth, and maintaining a healthy immune system. Including these scones in your diet can help meet your daily protein needs.

4. Healthy fats

Cold butter and mature cheddar cheese provide healthy fats. While moderation is key, incorporating small amounts of healthy fats into your diet is important for nutrient absorption and maintaining overall health.

5. Extra nutritional boost with Marmite

Marmite, a yeast extract spread, is used in this recipe to enhance the flavor. It is also a source of B vitamins, including vitamin B12. B vitamins are crucial for energy production, brain function and maintaining a healthy nervous system.

By incorporating cheese and Marmite scones into your diet, you can enjoy these health benefits while treating yourself to a hearty and delicious treat. It’s important to note that moderation is key to a balanced and healthy diet, even with nutritious recipes like these scones.

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