Joy Beams knows the secret to perfect warm fluffy scones.
No wonder Mrs. Beams has all the answers. She is president of the NSW Country Women’s Association and is known for her 100-year-old bread-making tradition that raises funds for local communities.
“Hot scones have a knack,” she told AAP.
“People make the mistake of cutting them right out of the oven. Don’t do that, break it instead.”
“When you break it, steam comes out, but when you cut it, the steam gets trapped and the scones get soggy.”
Mrs. Beames, with her professional diplomacy, settled the eternal debate over which came first, jam or cream.
If the cream is hard and thick, she said, it needs to be spread out first.
CWA members from across the state will bring decades of knowledge to the association’s tea rooms at the Sydney Royal Easter Show from Thursday.
The Tea Room began as a kiosk at the Moore Park Showground in 1947 and is now in its 75th year.
Today, Sydney Olympic Park is often the first stop for aficionados before spending an exhausting day of rides, showbags and close encounters with prize sheep, cows and chickens. increase.
“Old Fashioned Touch”
“I see people lining up at the door and running to get in line. Some are really running,” said Mrs. Beames.
“People like the old-fashioned feel of sitting at a table with a tablecloth. It’s very homey.”
A tea room is a big business.
Over two tonnes of scone mix donated by the Manildra Group and delivered from the New South Wales wheat belt. Dubbo’s Little Big Dairy, on the other hand, has him tipping over 200 liters of double cream.
Volunteers make around 4,000 scones daily and serve them with hot tea and coffee.
A record 53,872 scones were sold in 2017, and the fundraiser was able to raise as much as $140,000. The money will go to CWA’s Disaster Relief Fund to help local chapters support the town.
Rowena Casey, chairman of the show catering committee, said the CWA is doing much of the work it did when it was founded 100 years ago.
“Times have changed, but our goals are still very important,” she said.
“We strive to provide better conditions for women and families in the country, especially in education, health, transport and medical care.”
An innate love and nostalgia for Australia is what keeps people coming back to The Tea Room.
“I stopped talking to the man last year and he said he always comes in. He got very emotional and said he’s been coming since he was a kid and he used to come with his grandmother.” said Mrs Casey.
“These amazing customers have come a long way.”
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