The busy ladies at Beerwah QCWA are dusting off their aprons in preparation for the ultimate scone bake-off (aka Scone off). Our local ladies will be competing against ladies from Country Noosa and Mary Valley Country on Sunday, June 20, vying for the top title in what promises to be a friendly but highly competitive event.
Debbie Ives from Beerwah QCWA said the local ladies were looking forward to a bit of friendly competition and were keen to represent the Glasshouse Country region and hopefully take out a few top titles as well.
“One of our members, Katrina Odgers, is known as our resident Scone Queen. Her plain and pumpkin scones are amazing, so we are feeling quietly confident,” Debbie said.
“Last year at our branch Scone Festival they were so popular that she ended up heading back home halfway through the event to bake up some more.”
Katrina said she had a few special scone baking secrets up her sleeve that she had gleaned from pouring over old recipe books and CWA cookbooks in her quest to bake the best scones.
She is looking forward to flying the flag for the Glasshouse Country area and, when asked for her thoughts about competing against other ladies for the best scone titles, said she was ready to pit her skills against the others and to “bring it on!”
“It’s actually a bit of a science to making sure you have the right amount of ingredients to make great scones. My biggest tip for anyone is to keep your hands off and out of the scone mixture unnecessarily to avoid over handling,” Katrina said.
QCWA Beerwah ladies will also be volunteering at the Scone Time Bankfoot House events in June and September, and are also busy planning for their own Scone Festival 2021 in August.
Tickets for the Country Noosa vs Mary Valley Country vs Glasshouse Country Scone off are selling fast, so get in quick to support our local QCWA competitors in their bid to win the best scone crown. The categories are CWA classic, savoury scone, fruit scone, rogue scone and gluten-free scone.
The event is also a fundraiser and awareness raiser for Sunshine Coast Riding for the Disabled. Tickets are available from $25 at www.trybooking.com/BPMTG
This epic Scone off event will take place at Sunshine Coast Riding for Disabled venue in Monak Road, North Arm on June 20 from 2.30-4.30pm. www.facebook.com/sconeoff