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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
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?

We've shown our marmite cakes alongside a very pretty set of vintage Midwinter china. You can see more vintage plates available at yay retro! here. Why not pop in for a browse?
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