- Yield:Makes 18
- 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
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.
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.
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.