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Cheese and Marmite Scones Without Egg

Author: Becky
Love it or hate it, there's no denying that marmite is more than for just spreading on toast. These fluffy marmite and cheese scones are the perfect picnic recipe for marmite loving families.
5 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course lunch, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 8 Scones
Calories 273 kcal


  • 300 g Plain Flour
  • 2.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 70 g Unsalted Butter Chilled
  • 170 ml Milk Chilled
  • 3 tsp Marmite
  • 70 g Cheddar Cheese Grated
  • Extra Cheese for Topping Grated


  • Preheat your oven to 200C.
  • Sift the flour into a bowl with the baking powder.
  • Chop the butter into small pieces and add to the flour. Rub it in with your fingers until the ingredients become crumb like.
  • Add the grated cheese and mix through.
  • Stir the marmite into the milk and add to the flour. Mix until you form a dough. Be careful not to overmix at this point.
  • Take your dough and lay it on a clean surface, covered with a little extra flour to stop it from sticking.
  • Flatten the dough out to about 3cm thick.
  • Take a biscuit cutter depending how large or small you want to make the scones. Cut out the scones and lay them on a baking tray lined with baking paper. It is ok to gather up the dough and flatten it again until you have used it all.
  • Brush each scones with a little milk and sprinkle on the cheese.
  • Place your scones into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown and risen.
  • Remove the scones from the oven and leave to cool slightly on a cooling rack. You can serve the scones warm or cold.

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Recipe Notes and Guidance

See Recipe Post for More Detailed Tips and Guidance. 
  • Always use chilled milk and butter. 
  • Don't overmix the dough.
  • Use fresh baking powder, opened in the last 6 months. 
  • Preheat the oven well. 

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 8gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 392IUCalcium: 207mgIron: 2mg
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