Alexandrina Beetroot and Feta Scones
Alexandrina Autumn Recipes Series
BEETROOT AND FETA SCONES
Go ahead and spoil your family and friends with these show stoppers – rich deep colour from the beetroot, combined with the tangy saltiness from the Alexandrina Feta cheese! Indulge in some savoury scones for afternoon tea or as part of a picnic. These Beetroot & Feta Scones are an excellent choice when served alongside soup, and you can opt to freeze these for later use.
Groundwork – 15 minutes preparation time + 15 minutes in oven
100 g Alexandrina Fleurieu Feta, crumbled
100 gm beetroot grated
2 cup self-raising flour (sift this if desired)
a little extra Alexandrina Pure Jersey Full Cream Milk for glazing
*optional add 1 teaspoon of lemon zest or a pinch of cayenne pepper
preheat oven 200-230 degrees
prepare a large baking tray with baking paper
arrange the scone cutter onto the bench, we use a 4 cm round cutter
in a medium sized bowl grate the beetroot, and then rinse the grater
in a medium sized bowl add the flour
add the Alexandrina Pure Jersey Cream to the bowl, and combine this with your fingertips to make a crumb like mixture
sprinkle the beetroot into the crumb mixture, and rub together until evenly distributed
after this sprinkle the Alexandrina Fleurieu Feta into the crumb mixture, and again rub together until evenly distributed
make a well into the centre of the mixture, and pour in a little bit of the Alexandrina Pure Jersey Full Cream Milk at a time, adding more to get the dough to the right consistency
lightly flour the surface of the bench, and press the dough to 3 cm thick
cut the scones with a 4cm round cutter, and then put onto the large baking tray with baking paper
bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through
CALCIUM HERO OF THE DISH | ALEXANDRINA FLEURIEU FETA
Alexandrina's Fleurieu Feta is a light and creamy cow’s milk feta matured in brine. This cheese is made with Skim Jersey Milk which has less than 14.5 % fat. This cheese has creamy zing - it is a firm cutting, versatile feta cheese that can be cubed and tossed through a green salad, or combined with spinach in a crusted pie, or served on an antipasto platter. Serve this cheese | on a platter with kalamata olives, dolmades and pickled octopus. 14.5 % minimum fat | available in various weighted wedges vacuum packed, also available in 500g, 1kg, 3kg tubs.
LOOKING FOR THE ALEXANDRINA RANGE? | Alexandrina Cheese work with an incredible network of retailers and one or two key partners across the country. This list is just the beginning of where you can find Alexandrina Cheese products near you. We recommend giving retailers a call to check for which Alexandrina Cheese products they have in stock. Here is the link ---> Stockist List
LOOKING FOR FLOUR? | Let us share with you a little secret to the perfect scone mix, if you are stuck for time, and that is Laucke Country Women’s Scone Mix. Easty to make, versatile, soft and delicious everytime. Click here to follow --> Laucke
FOODIE FACT | The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends at least 2.5 serves a day of milk, cheese, yoghurt and/or alternatives for most adults aged 19-50. A serve from the dairy food group is a cup (250ml) of milk, three-quarters of a cup (200g) yoghurt, two slices (40g) of cheese, half a cup (120g) of ricotta cheese or appropriate alternatives. For more information on the benefits of Australian Made Dairy Foods
*above quoted from https://www.dairy.com.au/health/recommended-dairy-intake/adults
TOP TIP | If you are stuck on what canapes to serve on the next long weekend, don’t worry – these Beetroot & Feta Scones are perfect with a swipe of Alexandrina Crème Fraiche and a little bit of homemade Red Onion Jam, and a sage leaf for garnish.
Always choose Alexandrina Cheese
First published 8th September 2021 – Cooking with Rebekah
A big thank you to Tangerine Parker for the recipe, see you at Womadelaide!
Such beauty from rich the deep colour from the beetroot
Two years ago, I started turning on the camera, and going live on facebook, this recipe was the first of the Make a Mess Cooking Show!
A little lunch after my first LIVESTREAM back in September 2021