St George’s Day Cheese, Bacon & Marmite Scones

St George’s Day Cheese, Bacon & Marmite Scones

A traditional English treat with a twist. These cheese and marmite scones are savouries to savour this St George's Day.

Serves 15

Preparation time 10 mins

Cooking time 20 mins

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Method

1 Preheat the oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / gas 4.

2 Preheat the grill and grill the bacon for 2-3 minutes on each side. When done transfer to some kitchen paper, let cool, cut into small pieces and set aside.

3 Add the flour, marmite, baking powder, salt and butter into a food processor and whiz until it reaches a breadcrumb consistency.

4 Transfer the mixture into a large bowl and mix in the cheese, bacon pieces and egg.

5 Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredient and pour in the cream and 3/4th's of the milk. Mix till it a soft non-sticky dough forms. If the mixture is too dry then slowly add in the rest of the milk until the mixture comes together.

6 Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and roll out till it is about 2.5cm thick.

7 Cut out 5cm rounds using a pastry cutter, reform the trimming and cut out a few more rounds.

8 Transfer the cut dough to a lined baking tray, brush the top of the scones with some milk and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden-brown.