Friday, May 27, 2016

Scones for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea!

On Thursday this week, it was the official day for Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, the fundraiser for the Australian Cancer Council.  Our work hosted a morning tea on the day, and we had a smashing turnout, raising $660 all up.

I knew lots of other people were bringing baked sweets, so I mainly steered clear of those for my contribution.  Instead, to even up the offerings, I bought party pies and sausage rolls, and made scones with jam and cream.    Most people like these salt of the earth Aussie favourites, so I figured they wouldn't go to waste.

To make the scones, I used Margaret Fulton's scone recipe, which you can find here.  You can watch Margaret herself make them here.

Here is a shot of our morning tea nearly all set up, but before it started:

And here are the tables of goodies - you can see some of my scones at the back of the first table (all made up for ease of eating):

Two of my favourite dishes were Elena's salted caramel and popcorn cheesecake:

and Wayne's sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce:

Here is an action shot of our morning tea - it was a very pleasing turnout:

If you are in Australia, there is still time to host your own Biggest Morning Tea (before the end of June) - visit the Australia's Biggest Morning Tea website to register. 


Johanna GGG said...

Looks like a great morning tea and I love that you took scones (though that popcorn cheesecake looks amazing too). I only found out about a local morning tea half an hour after it started - oops!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a great turnout and well done raising so much money!! :D

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Gaye, what a charming idea and what a very worthy cause! Love your scones, I really ought to bake some soon! You are an inspiration and I love this post of yours! And I am amazed at the sum of money you an dyour colleagues were able to collect!

Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen said...

This sure looks like it was a fun event with all of that amazing food! Congratulations on the successful turnout for such a deserving cause :) Thanks for the link to the scones recipe, they look delicious!

Mardi Michels said...

I love this idea Gaye!! And Margaret Fulton - what a blast from the past!!

2paw said...

I am more of a savoury person too, but I made lemon melting moments for our morning tea. Well done, that's a fabulous fund raising effort!!

Kayte said...

That huge morning tea event was really pretty, all those different little bites to would be so hard to pick and choose! Your offerings sound really delicious, and a smart move to reason all that out beforehand and decide what you are going to make. I always do that as well, think what everyone else is going to make and then make something that fits nicely into the gaps. :-)