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Mitzie Wilson

Mitzie Wilson is a food writer, baker and our former Acting Food Director. Mitzie has been writing recipes for magazines for over 30 years, and was editor of BBC Good Food and delicious. Her particular speciality is creating show-stopping bakes.

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Cheese and Marmite swirls

  • Makes 8
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total time 35 mins, plus cooling
5.0/5 rating (1 votes)
Cheese and Marmite swirls
Cheese and Marmite swirls

step by step

  • 1Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Put 50g of the cheddar, and the butter, flour, baking powder, mustard, cayenne and salt in a food processor and pulse until it forms fine crumbs.
  • 2Add the 120ml milk, process for a few seconds until the dough forms soft clumps, then tip onto a lightly floured work surface. Gather into a soft, not sticky, dough. (Or combine the cheese, butter and dry ingredients in a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture forms fine crumbs, then stir in the milk.)
  • 3Lightly dust the work surface with flour and roll out the dough to a rectangle about 18cm x 24cm. Using the back of a spoon, carefully spread on the Marmite (warm it briefly in the microwave first if it seems stiff). Mix the rest of the grated cheddar with the Parmesan and sprinkle most of it evenly over the dough. Roll up from one long side to make a fat sausage, then cut into 8 thick slices. Arrange them cut-side up on a lined baking tray and brush with milk. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and golden brown. Allow to cool. Serve buttered, if you like.
  • Recipe photograph by Dan Jones

Get ahead

The cooled swirls can be frozen for up to 1 month. Defrost, then warm through before eating.

You will need

  • 125g vegetarian mature cheddar, finely grated
  • 55g cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp mustard powder (or use 1 tsp made-up mustard)
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • a good pinch of fine salt
  • 120ml milk, plus 1 tbsp to brush
  • 3 tsp Marmite
  • 25g Parmesan or vegetarian alternative, grated

+ Nutritional Information