Recipe: Marmite and Cheddar bread

Last week was bread week on GBBO, but I hated every single task they got the contestants to make! I tune in to The Great British Bake Off to be inspired, but when the judges set tasks that require five hours, ten thousand ovens and a massive kitchen space it’s impossible for me to replicate it.

So, this week I decided to take three of my favourite things and put them all together. Marmite, cheese and bread. You either love it or you hate it. Below is the recipe for one loaf, but I made two as in my house baked goods never last very long at all!


  • 300g strong white bread flour (plus extra for kneading/rolling out)
  • 5g salt
  • 5g sugar
  • 7g packet of fast-action yeast
  • 50ml milk
  • 120ml warm water
  • 30g butter

For the filling

  • 50g cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp marmite (less is more)image1


  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix on a low speed (or if not using a mixer use a wooden spoon to combine the ingredients). Then use a dough hook to need for 7 minutes or knead by hand for 10 until smooth and elastic. I find if you are using a free standing mixer you may have to add flour once you have transferred from the mixer to your work surface.
  2. Place in an oiled bowl, cover the bowl with cling film, and then leave to rise for one hour in a warm place.
  3. When the dough has doubled in size, roll out on the worktop into a rectangle which is the same width as your loaf tin’s length. image3
  4. Warm the marmite slightly in the microwave to make it easier to spread and using a pastry brush paint the marmite over the dough. I cannot reiterate enough here that less most definitely is more. Then evenly sprinkle over the grated cheese and roll up tightly. Place in the greased loaf tin and allow to rise again for 45 minutes.
  5. Preheat your oven to 200C and glaze the top of the loaf with egg yolk and milk. Bake the bread in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Rae says:

    You either love marmite or hate it right! I use to only like marmite on twiglets, however I’ve grown incredibly fond of it cooked into bread, I’ll definitely have to add this to my list of recipes to try.

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