CHEESY MARMITE WHIRLS

These are another family favourite that was uniformly wheeled out at every birthday party when I was a kid. And now I am doing the same at every party we have. These are seriously addictive, even more than Pringles. One is never enough, which is why I double batch bake them!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 packet of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 175g of strong cheddar, grated
  • Marmite

INSTRUCTIONS

This is so easy I actually don’t want to tell you how to make them because then the mystery of their brilliance will be revealed to all. And I will no longer be hailed a saint for making them.

Ho hum, go on then! Lay the pastry out on a chopping board. Spread Marmite all over it with a knife. The thickness depends on how much you like Marmite.

Once covered, sprinkle on the cheese and grind some black pepper on there too.

Roll up the puff pastry back into the sausage shape it came in, gently pressing down the cheese as you go. Wrap the sausage up in cling film and then let it chill in the fridge for half an hour.

Heat the oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Grease a baking tray or two. Next with a sharp knife slice the Marmite sausage into one-and-half centimetre rounds and place on the baking trays.

Bake for fifteen minutes, sometimes it will take longer if you want them more crunchy – check after fifteen minutes. They should be golden brown and bubbling. Eat when cooled down but still a bit warm. They taste good cold too!

TOP TIP! For a sweet treat, spread a layer of raspberry jam instead of Marmite (and don't forget to leave out the cheese!), you could scatter chopped almonds to add some crunch, then roll up into a sausage and bake the same way.