bucking good lemonade scones + a yarn from the Muster

bucking good lemonade scones + a yarn from the Muster

If you subscribe to the newsletter, you’ll know that we headed to the Gympie Muster last weekend. 

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The Muster is a cracking weekend filled with good fun and great music and it attracts people from all over the country.  On Thursday night my girlfriends and I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of some fellows from country Victoria.  It’s testament of our advancing age (and likely our marital status) that instead of high jinks this meeting lead to an invitation to morning tea.

The camp cook was a bloke called Mark Barton.  He’s a former bull rider, forced into retirement after a motorbike accident.  Luckily he has his culinary skills to fall back on.  He’s agreed I can share his recipe with you.Gympie Muster -Mark and his bucking good scones

Barto’s bucking good lemonade scones


1 cup cream
1 cup lemonade
2 cups self raising flour


Preheat the oven to 220°C. Lightly grease a baking tray.

Measure the flour into a large bowl.  Add the cream and lemonade and mix to form a soft dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured bench and knead lightly until combined. Press the dough with your hands to a thickness of about 2cm. Use a round cutter to cut out the scones, place on baking tray making sure that the scones are touching – so they can support each other as they rise. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned. Serve warm with your favourite jam.

Barto’s scones were light and lovely and formed the perfect basis from which to prepare for a lively session heel and toe that afternoon.  The other beauty about this recipe is it’s simple to remember, which is especially important when you’re swapping recipes late at night after a few jars.Barto's bucking good lemonade scones - Cooker and a Looker

Given that Mark had been so hospitable, we thought we’d best extend the same kindness to Jimmy Barnes and invite him to breakfast.

Gympie Muster - Breakfast at SweetheartsHe didn’t accept our invitation, but he did give us the thumbs up.  Here’s a sanitised sample of what went on last weekend.

There’s a moral to this story kids.  You can come off a bull a bunch of times, but there’s no second chances if you get bucked off a bike.  Best you learn to cook!

have you been to the Muster?

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  1. 1

    Looks like a fantastic event!
    And great scones Xx

  2. 2

    I love a scone and these look bucking great! What fun x

  3. 3

    I’ve got that scone recipe!!!

  4. 4

    That is my go to recipe and it NEVER fails me!
    Muster looks like a ton of fun!

  5. 5

    That seems like my kind of recipe, three ingredients!!! Do you mean lemonade like Sprite or lemonade like American
    Style lemonade that contains lemons?

  6. 6
    jeanieinparadise says:

    A friend of mine used to swear by lemonade scones – thanks for the recipe.

  7. 7

    Hello duckie, I have never yet made lemonade scones – how daft! This is a simply simple recipe – noted! the Muster looked like such a laugh… one day.

  8. 8

    Hey lovely, never been to a muster, and adding lemonade – what does it add lots of flavour – back growing up on the farm I used to make date scones which I hate, but I just used to pick out the dates – everyone loved dates hence why I made them x

  9. 9

    That looks like sooo much fun. I so need to get my kids to the countryside and show them another way of life. OK here is a confession – I have never had scones made with lemonade, but I am totally going to give it a go this week. xx

  10. 11
    surelysarah says:

    Goodness I have to try these scones tomorrow. Why have I never made lemonade ones before?

  11. 13

    Tried this recipe this afternoon. Awesome. Flufffiest scones ever. x

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