I recently asked if you loved marmite or if you hated it and, predictably, there was a mixed response. It was quite polarising, there is no "take it or leave it" with marmite.
Those of you giving marmite the hard pass will absolutely be converted by these simple but delicious treats and you can probably get them on the go with what you have in your kitchen now. Go, make them!
What you'll need
220g of plain flour
100g of butter - chilled
3 tablespoons of milk
Some marmite (half a small jar will be plenty)
1. Cut the butter into cubes. It should have been chilling in the fridge so it should stay solid
2. Add the flour and rub together with the butter till they form a breadcrumb like consistency
3. Add the milk and mix with a knife (i'm not sure why this calls for a knife but i've always seen it done this way. Answers on a postcard, please)
4. Knead the dough and bring it together into a ball, wrap it in clingfilm and let it rest for a bit in the fridge - pastry is always best done cold
5. Remove from the fridge and roll into a rectangle of equal thickness all over, on a lightly floured surface.
6. Add an even layer of marmite over the surface of the pastry. Its tricky to work with and if you go at it for long enough it will start to plough through the dough so be quick and consider warming the marmite a little!
7. Starting at one of the narrower edges, roll tightly till you reach the other edge, like a Swiss roll
8. Cut into sections of the desired thickness
9. Bake at 180C. How long it takes will depend on the thickness of your rolls but I would bake till the pastry looks evenly dry, not too brown
These are delicious but, I warn you, dont attempt to eat any of the marmite that leaks out from these because it will have cooked much faster and be exceptionally bitter!
I've taken to dunking these in hummus, awesome snack!
This recipe was given to me by FoodTrb's very own Rob who's Granny used to make these. I hope i've done them justice (they are messy but tasty!) and any pointers are welcome!