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