Marmite tart


Makes 16 squares Preparatio­n time 15 minutes Baking time 30 minutes

You need

• 100 g salted butter

• / cup castor sugar

• 1 extra-large egg

• 1½ cups self-raising flour • 1 cup milk

To serve

• 2 heaped tablespoon­s butter • 2 teaspoons Marmite

• ½ cup grated mature cheddar (optional)

• sliced biltong (optional)

Here’s how

1 Preheat the oven to 200° C. Grease a 22cm square cake tin with cooking spray or line it with baking paper.

2 Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg and beat well. Add the flour and milk and beat until a smooth batter forms. Spoon the batter into the tray and smooth the top with a spoon. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until an inserted cake tester comes out clean.

3 To serve, melt the butter and Marmite together and pour over the hot tart. Cut the tart into squares and serve warm or at room temperatur­e. It’s delicious with grated cheese or biltong.

This traditiona­l sweet-andsavoury cake takes me back to my childhood. If you’re not a fan of Marmite, adjust the amount of Marmite and butter to your taste.

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