St George’s Day Cheese, Bacon & Marmite Scones

St George’s Day Cheese, Bacon & Marmite Scones

22 April 2016

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

Category

Dessert

Serves

15

Preperation Time

10 mins

Cooking Time

20 mins

Ingredients

2 rashers bacon

rind removed

450g self-raising flour

plus extra for dusting

0/5-1 tablespoon marmite

to your taste

1/4 tsp baking powder

Salt

110g unsalted butter

cubed

100g cheddar cheese

grated

1 egg

lightly beaten

50ml double cream

200ml milk

Instructions

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

2Preheat 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

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

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

5Make 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

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

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

8Transfer 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.