You’ll either love ’em or hate ’em?

Marmite and Red Onion Scones

My Mate!

I’ve another entry for the Scones Tea Time Treats challenge from @KarenBurnsBooth over at lavender and lovage.

The recipe is one I had cut out of the Guardian newspaper and stuck into my growing/bulging baking recipe binder a friend bought me for my birthday one time. Perfect excuse to try it out. you can find it online here


Sweat an onion in butter in a pan until soft.

Mix SR flour and wholemeal flour with baking powder and rub in butter. Pour in a marmite/egg/yoghurt/milk mixture along with the onion and mix to a dough. Roll out and cut out your scones.


My husband and I both had the same query about them… where did the taste of cheese come from? They taste like cheesy scones. Absolutely delicious and not obviously marmitey…. which wouldn’t have been a bad thing at all. I think I recommend and I’ve never really done savoury scones but I will do again.

So, do you think you would Love ’em or hate ’em… tell me your thoughts…

I’ve also realised I can enter a savoury bake into Alphabakes challenge – woo hoo! so I’ve submitted them as a March M entry.


This month’s Tea Time Treats challenge is SCONES.

Last month I entered my chocolate-lemon heart biscuits and featured in their very bursting full round-up of romantic dishes on What Kate Baked. I do want to try some of the other recipes featured there. This month challenge is hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage.

I had a friend visiting for the weekend so it seemed the perfect opportunity to make some scones. I also had a Dan Lepard recipe I had cut out of the paper some time ago that I’ve been wanting to try. So I did.

Vanilla and Almond Scones. recipe here

They are made with cream and yogurt, flavoured with vanilla, and topped with some flaked almonds (or chopped up hazelnuts in this case as I mistakenly found my store cupboard bare of almonds midway through the bake, but shhhhh don’t tell anyone.)

just in time for tea.

We had them with butter and raspberry jam or lemon curd. Alongside some “Scarlett Velvet” cupcakes my friend had baked inspired by my new baby daughter Scarlett. These were the first red velvet cakes I have ever tried and they were fantastic. They were also vegan.

my friend baked Scarlett Velvet cupcakes. Yummy


So, that’s my sweet scone recipe… watch this space; I have a savory scone recipe up my sleeve.

Chocolate Lemon

So we all know chocolate orange is a firm favorite, so when I had some leftover lemon biscuit dough and a hankering for something chocolatey I decided to experiment with chocolate lemon!

and you know – it works, yum!

I decided to cut out hearts in preparation for getting valentine romantic and half dip in chocolate.

I had an excess of chocolate melted in the end so some got a full covering… ummm chocolatey.

as this is all heart, I’ve decided to enter it as a romantic teatime treat (although I actually ate this one at bedtime with a glass of milk!) into Tea Time Treats which is a monthly blogging event that showcases teatime treats! This is hosted alternate months by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Kate from What Kate Bakes.