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Cheese and Marmite Cakes - yay or nay?
You can't get more retro than Marmite, it was first produced in 1902 in Burton-on-Trent in the UK using products of the brewing industry. Opinions on Marmite are divided, however here at yay retro! we love Marmite and recently found a recipe for cheese and Marmite cakes, we prefer healthier cooking and so we dabbled with the ingredients and gave it a try. For 12 muffins you will need:
125gm Wholemeal Self Raising Flour (you can use Spelt flour if preferred) 2 tsp Baking Powder 125 gm low fat Cheddar Cheese Ground Black Pepper 1 medium egg Milk 60ml of Light Olive Oil 60gm Clover Light (with pale blue lid) 1 tbspn Marmite
Oven 200c fan / 180 c / Gas 6 Line a muffin tray with muffin cases.
Pop the flour, baking powder, pepper and grated cheese into a bowl. Break the egg into a measuring jug and beat with a fork, now top up with milk to the 250ml level. Add this to the flour and cheese mixture, along with the oil. Beat everything together with a spoon, it may look quite runny, that's okay. Spoon into the baking cases and pop in oven for around 20 minutes. When golden remove.
Melt the Clover and Marmite together in a dish in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Using a skewer make several holes on top of each cake, and then spoon over the Marmite mixture, which will act like savoury icing. Will you be giving these a try - yay or nay?
These are ideal as a savoury treat at tea time, or why not eat alongside a vegetable casserole or lentil curry?