A coveted recipe likened to the Colonel’s secret herbs and spices, is now available for keen bakers of the ACT and surrounds!

If anyone can bake a delicious scone – it’s the Country Women’s Association.

Under a new initiative to raise funds for all the great work they do, the CWA is willing to offer up its famous scone recipe!

Like many other organisations, the CWA has been struggling in the wake of COVID-19.

“The Royal Easter Show has been cancelled, and that’s one of our major fundraisers, with the tea room there,” CWA of NSW President, Stephanie Stanhope, said.

“Aside from that, most of the regional shows have also been cancelled and that’s where a lot of our branches would be out and about, making their presence known, and probably running tea rooms at their local shows. So that source of income has also dried up.”

Branches across the ACT and NSW are urging locals to get behind an alternative fundraising opportunity, with a 21st century feel.


People wanting to help can buy a ‘virtual scone’ from the CWA of NSW website!

A plate of ‘virtual scones’ can be purchased online for $5, a ‘virtual Devonshire Tea’ for $10, a dozen plain ‘virtual scones’ for $20, and a whole batch of online deliciousness for $50.

And to top it off, anyone who donates in this way will get a copy of the CWA of NSW’s famous scone recipe!

Happy baking!