Our scone queens shine

By Sonia Issacs Clark

THE talented Beerwah QCWA ladies took out the top trophy in two out of six categories at the recent scone bake off competition between Country Noosa, Mary Valley Country and Glasshouse Countr
Our region was proudly represented by QCWA Beerwah, Glass on Glasshouse and Burrum Coffee Shack, with CWA ladies Katrina Odgers and Dianne Kay taking out the top crown in the pumpkin and gluten-free categories.

There were some interesting inclusions in the rogue category, including “almost Turkish delight” that contained pistachios and the intriguing “champagne scone” made by the QCWA Imbil Branch ladies, who took home three trophies with wins in the savoury, fruit and rogue scone categories.

Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce president Jenny Broderick was an invited judge, joining Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart, Member for Noosa Sandy Bolton and QCWA stalwart Marcia Dorricott.
The hotly contested competition had the judges assessing the taste and texture of 25 entries in the six scone categories of CWA classic, savoury, fruit, rogue and gluten-free scone.

Jenny said it was a fantastic afternoon that was loads of fun for everyone involved and she was thrilled that local QCWA scone queens had done so well.
“Judging was a fully rounded process led by chief scone judge Marcia, who has been part of QCWA forever and really knows her scones,” Jenny said.
“Each scone was pulled apart and tested for taste, texture and density by Marcia and she then nominated her top two in each category, which we then cast the final vote on.
“Everyone had a fabulous time; all the volunteers did a wonderful job and Martin Duncan (Sunshine Coast Foodie) organised a great event,” Jenny said.

The afternoon proved to be a friendly but highly competitive regional bake off and a fundraiser for Sunshine Coast charity Riding for the Disabled.

Sunshine Coast Foodie Martin Duncan and QCWA pumpkin scone queen Katrina Odgers

Judges Jenny Broderick, Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart, Marcia Dorricott of QCWA Tewantin Noosa and Member for Noosa Sandy Bolton with Martin Duncan, the Scone Time man