Monday, 17 July 2017

SUMMER RECIPE: Wholemeal Cheese and Marmite Scones

Cheese scones are such a perfect addition to a picnic and one that is sometimes over looked. You can whip up a batch of fresh cheese scones in less than half an hour and children can get involved in making them too! Personally, I don't think you can beat a warm cheese scone served with butter, which slowly melts as you eat it. They can also be enjoyed with chutneys or simply by themselves. As Isabella and I make these so much I was looking around the kitchen for a way to change things up a bit.

Marmite and cheese is one of those odd combinations which feels like it shouldn't work, but it really does. The Starbucks Cheese and Marmite panini and the marmite cheese you can now buy in the supermarket are all signs of its popularity. Marmite adds a savoury, salty dimension to the scones and you can of course add as much or as little as you like. They freeze really well too, so if you're an 'in advance' kind of person then popping a batch of these in the freezer means you're armed and ready for whenever the sun shines. A really nice change from your standard scone and one that will be joining us for many picnics over the summer.
What you'll need:
55g Unsalted butter, cut into cubes
110g Self Raising Flour
115g Self Raising Wholemeal Flour
30g Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated
150ml Milk
2 tsp Marmite
Milk, for glazing (optional)

What to do:
1) Preheat your oven to 200'C. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Mix together the two types of flour and the butter between your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.
2) Stir in most of the cheese (reserving some to sprinkle on top) and pour in the milk. Mix to create a soft dough, then stir in the marmite. You can either completely combine it or go for a more marbled affect, as I did.
3) Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and roll out to around 2cm thick. Use a pastry cutter to cut out your scones and place them on the lined baking tray. Remould any leftover edges of mixture to cut out more scones.
4) Brush the top of each scone with milk and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool. Though they are delicious slightly warm with lashings of butter!
Do you prefer sweet or savoury scones?

Feel free to leave a comment - I love reading every single one :)

Helen x
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10 comments

  1. Ooooh cheese and marmite is such a fab combo but would have never thought of marrying the two in a scone will have to try this!

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  2. Oh my gosh genius!!! I need to make some of these!!!

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  3. Oh wow, these look so tasty!! I could just reach out for one to try :)

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  4. Oh I could just eat one of these now! I absolutely LOVE Marmite and cheese!! xx

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  5. I have never baked cheese scones before, I think I will have to bake some in the holidays with my children as my partner loves them x

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  6. I really wish I liked marmite, the rest of the family does! These do look yummy though! X

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  7. I can't wait to make these. Getting hungry as I'm reading. LOL!

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  8. ooh i'm defo gonna make these. My daughter is a huge marmite fan so she'll love it x

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  9. These sound great! I'm on the fence when it comes to Marmite and there's an unopened jar in my cupboard from Christmas time - I'll have to try your recipe!

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  10. Ooh I'm a real fan of marmite, but weirdly I've never had it with cheese! It sounds like the perfect combination, I can't believe I haven't tried it before! Yum!

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