EKKA SCONES: Lois Thurecht from the Kingaroy QCWA baked more than 700 scones for the Ekka.
EKKA SCONES: Lois Thurecht from the Kingaroy QCWA baked more than 700 scones for the Ekka. Contributed

Lois whips up hundreds of scones at the Ekka

LOIS Thurecht can now call herself a scone connoisseur, after she baked more than 700 scones at the Ekka.

As part of the Kingaroy QCWA, Lois travelled to Brisbane to bake the treats for the organisation's Eats and Treats Cafe.

For three days, she had a tiny area to whip up scones and cream to serve to the masses, and it wasn't easy.

Lois said she'd been making traditional scones for the majority of her life and had perfected the recipe, so it was odd to put together scones from a packet mix.

"I've got a bit of a name for my scones,” she said.

"You sort of don't have any time to make them the proper way, so it was definitely a learning experience for me.”

Looking back on the first time she made scones, she said she's come a long way.

"The very first time they came out hard as rocks.

"I think the secret to the perfect scone is not to play with the mixture too much so you get a fluffy scone.”