Cheddar-Marmite Scones

British Bites

Classic british dishes updated for the modern American cook.

Cheddar-Marmite Scones
  • Yield:Makes 18
  • Rated: 5.0
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  • 4 cups (20 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 6 ounces) grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) butter, cut into small pieces
  • 5 eggs, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon Marmite


  1. 1.

    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 400[°]. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and grated cheddar cheese. Using your fingers or a pastry cutter incorporate butter into flour until the mixture resembles wet sand or cornmeal.

  2. 2.

    In a separate bowl whisk together 4 eggs, milk, and Marmite (it may take a bit of whisking to get the Marmite to incorporate) pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until a dough forms. Turn dough out onto floured work surface and using a 2 inch circle cutter or a small mug form 18 small rounds.

  3. 3.

    Place rounds on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Beat remaining egg and brush each scone. Bake in preheated oven until scones are brown, about 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

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