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Marmite bread with seaweed butter

Published: August 25, 2022 at 2:42 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • + 1 hr proving
  • Easy
  • makes 6

These glossy bread rolls from Etch restaurant in Hove are laced with moreish umami thanks to the Marmite that's added to the dough, while a salty seaweed butter amps up the flavour

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving

Recreate this Marmite bread with seaweed butter, then check out our Marmite-glazed sandwich, Marmite carbonara and more Marmite recipes.


  • 225g strong white bread flour
  • 20g unsalted butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 15g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp fast-action dried yeast
  • 15g Marmite
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tbsp olive oil


  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ tsp spinach powder
  • 1 tsp seaweed powder


  • STEP 1

    In a stand mixer bowl combine the flour, butter, sugar, yeast and 1 tsp salt, and use your fingertips to turn into a rough, breadcrumb-like consistency. Add the egg and Marmite, and mix using the dough hook attachment for about 1 min until you get a very rough dough ball. Slowly pour in 70ml warm water, still mixing. Continue to mix the dough once all the water has been added for another 3-4 mins or until the dough is shiny, stretchy and tacky to the touch but not overly sticky.

  • STEP 2

    Butter a six-hole muffin tin. Divide the dough into six and shape into balls before transferring to the muffin tin. Loosely cover with buttered cling film and transfer to a warm place, leaving for 1 hr until doubled in size.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Transfer the muffin tin to the oven and bake for 10 mins. Then move the buns to a baking tray and cook for a further 5 mins. Once out of the oven, brush with oil to add shine and leave to cool.

  • STEP 4

    Meanwhile, briefly beat the butter in a food processor until smooth. Add the seaweed powder, spinach powder and ¾ tsp sea salt, and beat together. Serve the Marmite bread split, with a dollop of seaweed butter.

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