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Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread recipe - A Winning Combination of Flavours.

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

Discover the savoury goodness of Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread. The perfect recipe for sharing and adding a unique flavour to bread!

Bread has been a staple food for centuries, and it's not hard to see why. Whether it's sandwiches, toast, or as a side to a meal, bread is versatile and satisfying. Marmite is not a conventional choice when adding extra flavour to the bread. The result, however, is a delicious and satisfying treat when combined with cheese and baked into a pull-apart bread.

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

Marmite is a yeast extract spread that has been around since the 19th century and has gained a cult following due to its unique taste. It has a distinct savoury and slightly salty flavour. Marmite is made from yeast extract, which gives it an umami flavour that pairs well with cheese. Marmite is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, which makes it a great addition to a balanced diet.

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

To make Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread, you'll need a few basic ingredients, including strong white bread flour, yeast, salt, warm water, unsalted butter, Marmite, and cheddar cheese. The bread dough is mixed, kneaded, and left to rise before being rolled out and filled with Marmite and cheese.

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

The dough is cut into squares, stacked, and baked in the oven until golden brown. The combination of Marmite and cheese adds a unique flavour to the bread, making it stand out from regular bread. One of the great things about pull-apart bread is that it's perfect for sharing. It's a great addition to a family meal, party, or potluck. The bread can be pulled apart into individual servings, making it easy to eat and enjoy.

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

There are a few different options when it comes to serving Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread. It is delicious on its own, with butter, or as a side to a meal. It's also a great option for a party or gathering, where it excels alongside other appetizers or snacks. Try dipping the bread in a creamy cheese dip for a more indulgent treat.

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread


  • 500g strong white bread flour

  • 7g fast-action dried yeast

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 1tsp Castor Sugar

  • 175ml warm milk

  • 4 Eggs

  • 100g butter, melted

  • 2 tbsp Marmite

  • 250g cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Heat up the milk, remove from heat and add sugar, butter and 2 teaspoons of Marmite/Bovril. Stir until the butter has melted. Allow the mixture to cool to lukewarm temperature.

  2. In a large bowl, sift in the flour and ½ tsp of salt, then add the yeast and make a well in the center. Pour in the beaten eggs and the lukewarm milk mixture. Mix to form a soft dough.

  3. Hand-knead the dough for 10-15 minutes or machine-knead for 5-7 minutes with a dough hook on low until the dough is elastic, soft and sticky.

  4. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and leave to rise until double the size for about 1½ hours. For best results, let it rise overnight in the fridge after 45 minutes at room temperature. Bring it back to room temperature for 1-2 hours before continuing.

  5. Knock back the dough, sprinkle half of the grated cheese on top, season with black pepper and knead until the cheese is mixed through. Divide the dough into 19 equal pieces (about 50g each), pinch the edges of each piece together and roll to create smooth balls.

  6. Lightly brush a 25-26cm springform cake tin with melted butter and arrange the dough balls in circles around the tin. Sprinkle half of the remaining cheese between the balls and leave none on top. Prove for 1½-2 hours, until the dough has risen and feels soft and pillowy.

  7. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C and bake the bread for 30 minutes.

  8. Mix the remaining Marmite with 2 teaspoons of hot water and brush the mixture over the bread to glaze. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the bread and return it to the oven for 10 minutes or until it turns golden and a skewer or cake tester comes out clean.

  9. Serve the bread warm.

Cheese and Marmite Pull-Apart Bread


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