It’s well and truly picnic season. As soon as it’s a bit sunny and mildly warmer, Britain flocks outdoors to make the most of it. And quite rightly so. It’s not like we usually get a full summer of this glorious weather is it?!
Picnic-ing is the perfect way to enjoy it. An afternoon in the sun. Delicious food. Drinks. Laughs. It’s one of my fave things to do in the summer months. Probably even more so as I don’t have a garden in London. Booooo.
Finding a good picnic spot is pretty simple with so much green space in London. It’s the food which takes more thinking about. I always like to shake it up, so not every picnic is the same. And if I can, I’ll try make something too.
These mini cheddar, feta & marmite scones are the perfect picnic food. They’re small, so they won’t fill you up too much (leaving space to enjoy the other bits too!). Not messy. They’re super tasty but they don’t have an overwhelming marmite flavour, so should go down well with many.
They’re delicious alone, or you could spread a little butter or soft cheese on too! If you have space to pack it.
Alex was a big fan of these so I’ll definitely be making these again for future picnics. Recipe is below.
What do you usually take on your picnic?
Mini Cheddar, Feta & Marmite Scones
Perfect size for picnics or an afternoon snack
- 50 g margarine
- 3 tsp Marmite
- 220 g self- raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 75 g cheddar
- 80 ml semi-skimmed milk
- 65 g feta
Preheat the oven to 220°C. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Leave to the side.
In a bowl, mix the margarine and Marmite until well combined. Place the bowl in the freezer to re-chill the margarine.
Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Remove the Marmite margarine from the freezer and rub into the flour to form breadcrumbs.
Mix in the cheddar cheese ensuring it's pretty consistent throughout. Make a hole in the middle of the mixture in the bowl, pour in the milk and fold in with a spatula. Get your hands involved, kneading to form a thick dough - it shouldn't be sticky. You should have to work to get all the dry ingredients pushed in.
Roll out on a lightly floured work surface. Sprinkle over the feta, fold over (so the feta is inside) and roll again until roughly 1.5cm thick.
Cut out small circles - I used a shot glass as I didn't have cutters small enough. Place each on the baking tray with enough space for any slight expanding. Keep going until all of the dough is used - you might need to push together and re-roll.
Brush lightly with milk and bake in the centre of the oven for roughly 10 minutes. They should starting to go golden. Remove and leave to cool.
Once cooled, sprinkle with flour and serve or pack for your picnic. Enjoy.