Saturday 31 December 2016

Cheese & Marmite Scones!

Happy New Year you lovely people!!

Here's a scrummy recipe to ruin ALL of your January diet plans! Moohahaha.

But seriously these are insanely tasty as I've snuck in some marmite and extra mature cheddar and will be baking these several times a month to increase the Christmas waistline I've created even further!

One of my fondest memories will always be pre-shopping cheese scones and cups of tea with my mum, sat in M&S putting the world to rights, cooing over all the cute babies with their mums/grandmummys, knowing that one day that would be me and my mum taking a little bubba/grandbubba for tea and cake dates :)

Long way off yet, but I can daydream!

So homemade cheese scones are a definite favourite of mine, as is Marmite as a general accompaniment to EVERYTHING. So I thought I'd pop a bit in and holy guacamole, they taste so daarrrn gooood! Especially served warm with generous lashings of salty butter, mmm.

What you'll need//

200g self raising flour
75g strong bread flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
pinch salt
100g extra mature cheddar
50g salted butter
1 large egg
4 tbsp milk
3 tbsp natural yogurt
1 tbsp marmite
handful pumpkin seeds

What to do//

Preheat oven to 190 degrees C (fan) and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together your dry ingredients along with 70g of the grated cheese. Cut your cold butter into small cubes and rub into the mixture with your fingers until it makes a crumbly mixture.

In a separate bowl whisk together your egg, milk, yogurt and marmite. Pour into the dry mixture and combine until a soft dough is formed.

Flour a clean surface and roll out the dough to approx 2cm, cut out as many circles as possible and re roll the remaining dough repeating the process.

Place on the baking tray and brush with milk, top with the remaining cheese and pumpkin seeds.

Bake for 15 minutes and leave to cool on a wire rack.

OR slice them babies open and devour at least 3 whilst they're still warm, being sure to dribble melted butter down your chin in the process.


Enjoy your cheesey 2017 treats :) and I look forward to sharing more recipes and adventures with you in the new year!

Betty x

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