Vegemite cheese scones

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I blame it on Vegemite Chocolate.  One minute I enjoyed the occasional dab of Vegemite on a crumpet, but now I have become obsessive.  Even afternoon tea baking features Vegemite.


Yesterday, Liz from BizzyLizzy’s Good Things asked my opinion about Vegemite chocolate. Being frugal, I admitted I had not raced out to try to find a supermarket that still had it in stock at inflated prices.  I was interested, but not that interested.  But after Liz dared me, ever so politely, I decided to put Vegemite and chocolate to the test.

Now I am craving Vegemite.  And I have developed a liking for Vegemite and cheese scones.


My Nana always used to make cheese scones for her famous morning teas she held for her favourite neighbours.  I have such a sweet tooth, but sometimes it is nice to have a savoury option.  These are quick and easy to make, and also exceptionally frugal.  Just the thing for afternoon tea.


2 cups self-raising flour
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg
milk, to mix (around 1/2 cup or so)
grated tasty cheese


  1. Rub the butter into the flour.  Add the egg and milk, and mix until a soft dough forms (do not overmix).
  2. Pat into a 2cm square, and then cut into rounds with a floured cutter (or glass).
  3. Gently spread on Vegemite.  These scones are quite doughy, so it is difficult to spread them evenly.  Top with grated cheese.P1110271
  4. Bake in a hot oven at around 200C for ten minutes.  Enjoy while hot.



  1. Yummy, Serena, I have never had vegemite cheese scones, but they DO look lovely! And thank you for the very kind shout out. I have enjoyed hearing from all my friends about the chocolate with Vegemite x

  2. These are great, thank you! Adults & toddler loved them. We did use soy milk and Might Mite instead 😉

  3. Hello! I found your site from an article in The Age. My toddler and I enjoy baking these. We use an egg replacer, soy milk,and Mighty Mite instead and they come out fantastic! Thanks so much x

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