St George’s Day Cheese, Bacon & Marmite Scones

St George’s Day Cheese, Bacon & Marmite Scones

22 April 2016

Looking for a delicious way to celebrate St George's Day? Look no further than these cheese and marmite scones! A twist on the traditional English treat, these scones are the perfect savoury snack to enjoy with a cup of tea or as part of a celebratory feast.
  • Recipe





Preparation Time

10 mins

Cooking Time

20 mins


2 rashers bacon - rind removed

450g self-raising flour - plus extra for dusting

0.5-1 tablespoon marmite

1/4 tsp baking powder


110g unsalted butter - cubed

100g cheddar cheese - grated

1 egg - lightly beaten

50ml double cream

200ml milk


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.

Made with a combination of sharp cheddar cheese and savory marmite, these scones offer a unique flavor that will tantalize your taste buds. The cheese adds a rich, creamy taste while the marmite adds a salty, umami flavor that perfectly balances the sweetness of the scone.

These scones are also incredibly easy to make, so you don't have to be a master baker to enjoy them. You can serve them warm from the oven or let them cool for a more portable snack. So if you're looking for a tasty way to celebrate St George's Day, give these cheese and marmite scones a try. They're sure to be a hit with everyone who tries them!