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South African Marmite Muffins

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A delicious recipe for South African Marmite Muffins

 

Yield: 6 muffins

South African Marmite Muffins

South African Marmite Muffin with cheese

What a trip down memory lane. This is the perfect savory muffin and a must-bake for any Marmite lover.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of cake flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Tsp paprika
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 heaped Tsp Marmite

Instructions

Mix all the ingredients together.

Spoon into a greased cupcake pan.

Bake for 15 minutes at 200 Celsius / 392 Fahrenheit until done and a cake tester or a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Topping

Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and 1 heaped teaspoon of Marmite

Spread together and drip over the muffins while it is hot.

Delicious and fast.

Serve with shredded cheese.

Notes

Prepared, tried, and tested by Sandy Mignot



Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 247Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 68mgSodium 738mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 9g

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What is Marmite?

Marmite is a food spread made from yeast extract invented by German scientist Justus von Liebig and originally made in the United Kingdom. It is a by-product of beer brewing and is produced by Anglo-Dutch company Unilever. The product is notable as a vegan source of B vitamins, including supplemental Vitamin B.

Marmite is a sticky, dark brown paste with a distinctive, salty, powerful flavor. This distinctive taste is represented in the marketing slogan: “Love it or hate it.” Such is its prominence in British popular culture that the product’s name is often used as a metaphor for something that is an acquired taste or tends to polarise opinion. Marmite is commonly used as a flavoring, as it is particularly rich in umami due to its very high levels of glutamate (1960 mg/100g).

The image on the jar shows a marmite, a French term for a large, covered earthenware or metal cooking pot. Marmite was originally supplied in earthenware pots but since the 1920s has been sold in glass jars.

Similar products include the Australian Vegemite (whose name is derived from that of Marmite), the Swiss Cenovis, the Brazilian Cenovit, and the German Vitam-R. Marmite has been manufactured in New Zealand since 1919 under license, but with a different recipe, see “Marmite (New Zealand)”. That product is the only one sold as Marmite in Australasia and the Pacific, whereas elsewhere in the world the European version predominates.

 

Find more information in this post: What Actually Is Marmite? 

If you want to know more about The great foodie debate: Marmite vs Bovri. For generations, South Africans have been debating which is the superior spread – Marmite or Bovril? 

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10 thoughts on “South African Marmite Muffins”

    • Thank you so much Zac, I hope you will have a go at this one and when you tested and made this recipe, please will you be so kind as to visit the post and give it a rating and review please, and thank you. You can also share it on Instagram and mention @_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare

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    • Thank you so much, I hope you will have a go at this one and when you tested and made this recipe, please will you be so kind as to visit the post and give it a rating and review please, and thank you. You can also share it on Instagram and mention @_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare

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    • Dee, I hope you will have a go at this one and when you tested and made this recipe, please will you be so kind as to visit the post and give it a rating and review please and thank you. You can also share it on Instagram and mention @_EsmeSalon or tag #shareEScare

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  1. Oh my this looks divine! I was reading through the ingredients and wondering what marmite was, thankfully you explained it nicely. It looks easy to make, I’m going to squeeze this into my meal plan.

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    • Hi Trish. Thank you for popping over and for your kind words. I hope you will try it out and let me know if you like it. I grew up with Marmite, but I know it’s not a common product around the world

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