Cheddar and Marmite Butter Rolls




Originally these were meant to be Cheddar and Marmite scones, but because i wasn't using a recipe and i was instead making it up as i went along they turned out far more like croissant in texture and flavour, personally i thought this meant they turned out far better then they would of done if they had been regular scones.

if you are american and don't know what Marmite is, then well i'm not sure that you will
1. like it or
2. be able to find it, 

if you like baking and you want something buttery, cheesy and savory then this dish is most definitely for you.

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Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients

400g Self raising flour (plus 150g for kneading)
200g (spare for topping) grated sharp cheddar cheese
250g butter, cut into small pieces
5 eggs, divided
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Heaped teaspoons Marmite

Mix in the grated cheese Picture 3.

Rub in the butter picture 4.

Keep rubbing in until you get a fine breadcrumb constancy 5.

Step 2: Mix Wet Ingredients

Pour the milk in to a separate bowl Picture 1.

Add the eggs Picture 2.

Add the marmite Picture 3.

Whisk all the ingredients Picture 4.

Step 3: Knead the Dough

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones Picture 1.

Mix the ingredients, they will be wet at first then thicken Picture 2.

Knead on hard surface Picture 3.

Its ready once you have formed a soft dough Picture 4.

Ps you might need slightly more or less flour when i have listed.

Step 4: Roll and Cut

Roll out of a floured surface Picture 1.

Use a mug or shape cutter to cut out the rolls Picture 2 - 3

Remove extra dough and then repeat Picture 4.


Step 5: Bake

Glaze with whisked egg yolk Picture 1.

Add grated cheese on top Picture 2.

Bake for 20 minutes at Gas mark 5 190C/375F/gas 5

Step 6:

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    9 Discussions


    5 years ago

    Omg. Wait a sec. since marmite is a yeast extract, does it help with making the rolls fluffy? Just a random thought.

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    Reply 5 years ago

    nah, marmite wont make it rise, the level of salt in marmite tends to kill all the yeast left over and it just for flavoring. I added yeast in to the bread mix because of this.


    Reply 5 years ago

    Vegemite and cheese is really good together. Some bakeries in Australia sell cheese and Vegemite rolls.


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    i have never tried Vegemite but my assumption is that its very similar to Marmite, if so then it should be absolutely fine.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    You can get marmite from most "British" sections (if you have the luck of having one) at certain supermarkets, such as Kroger and Public in the southeast at least. I've also seen it at some farmers markets. Vegemite is similar but not as strong tasting in my mind. You will either love it, or hate it :-). I import mine each time I go back home.


    5 years ago

    Ok so what exactly is mermite? want to make this but can't if im American and don't know what the hell to use! :-)

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Marmite is basically a by product of brewing beer, its a very acquired taste, it is salty and very bitter and strong tasting, and beyond that i don't know how to describe it. i don't think that there really is an alternative. but i found you a video of american tv hosts trying it for the first time ... (they hate it :P)

    if your really interested it might be possible for you to buy it over amazon.


    5 years ago

    meant marmite. MY bad. lol