Saturday 11 November 2017

Cheese & Marmite Scones

Cheese & Marmite Scones
The best way to eat these is to warm them up and add lashings of butter.

Serves 8-10
Prep time:  10 minutes
Cooking time:  10-12 minutes

280g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
50g cold butter, cut into cubes
75g mature cheddar, grated (plus 50g extra for topping)
1 egg
1 ½ tbsp Marmite
5 tbsp milk, plus extra to glaze

Preparation method

1.    Heat oven to 220°C/fan 200°C/gas mark 7. Mix the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl with the salt. Add the butter and rub with your fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (or use a food processor). Stir in 75g of the cheese and make a well in the centre.
2.    Whisk the egg, marmite and milk together and pour into the well and bring the mixture together to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Add a little more milk if the dough is too dry.
3.    Turn onto a floured surface, then roll out to about 2cm thick. Stamp out 4 scones using a round cutter, then gather the trimmings and repeat until all the dough has been used. Put on a baking sheet, brush with milk and scatter over the remaining 50g of cheese. Bake for 10-12 mins until golden. Cool on a wire rack.
4.    Serve with lashings of butter, enjoy!

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