Category Archives: Scones

Sydney Harbour, NSW. A Fabulous Bridge Walk with Great Scones****4stars

The Many Faces of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I’m ashamed to admit that I have never walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge before. Starting at Central Station I caught the train to North Sydney which is only five minutes away. … Continue reading

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Scone Antics with Laucke CWA Scone Mix ****4stars

Just about Foolproof Scones. Hoped to visit Vivid Sydney so stopped on the way to see a fellow sconquestor, armed with a packet of Laucke’s CWA Scone Mix from the supermarket, just in case it was required. Perhaps I could use … Continue reading

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River Cottage, UK. A Yummy Scone Recipe.

At Last, a Recipe! Dear Sconquest Followers, My apologies for not including recipes before now. I have endeavoured to find the copyright and get permission for the Commonsense Cookery Scones and the popular Wizz in the Kitchen food processor scones … Continue reading

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Katoomba, NSW. Lacklustre Lilianfels **2stars

Great Expectations. Sadly Disappointed. Finally went horse riding for the first time ever. Didn’t fall off & enjoyed the trail ride in the Blue Mountains. It was only an hour but it still left you rather sore and tender. To … Continue reading

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Art Gallery of NSW. Disappointing Scones ***3 stars

Picasso – Sorry, Not My Cup of Tea. Go now so there’s no worry about crowds at the Art Gallery of NSW. When I arrived about 1.30 pm there were plenty of tickets available for any of the half hour … Continue reading

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Leura, NSW. Flowerpot Scones ***3 Stars.

What: Wayzgoose Cafe Where: 174 Leura Mall, Leura, NSW   Ph: 4784 1973 When: 7 days Web: www.wayzgoosecafe.com.au Value: Excellent      Cost: Flower Pot Scone $5.50 with plenty jam & cream.   Quaint but Crusty & Chewy Have often looked … Continue reading

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Washington DC, USA. Queen Elizabeth’s Drop Scones.

What’s Cooking Uncle Sam?    Hi there, As your special envoy on the USA at present, I felt bound to record Queen Elizabeth IIs scone recipe that she shared with President Eisenhower in 1960. It was part of the What’s … Continue reading

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Medlow Bath, NSW. The Hydro Majestic Waits Patiently……..

The Iconic Vision Continues???? The Hydro Majestic Hotel at Medlow Bath was once the crowning glory of the Blue Mountains but now it lies patiently waiting for a new lease of life. Perched on the top of the escarpment with … Continue reading

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Megalong Valley, NSW. Country Style Devonshire Teas ****4 stars.

What: Megalong Valley Tea Rooms    Today:**** 4 stars. Generous Devonshire Tea. Where: Megalong Road, Megalong Valley NSW 2785      Phone:02 4787 9181 When: Open 9am Daily. Web: http://www.megalongtearooms.com Value: Ok for generous servings.       Cost $9.95 … Continue reading

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Evans Lookout, Blackheath, NSW. Waratah Bingo!!!!!!

How Tall is a Waratah? Too tall for me! Where’s a step ladder when you need one? Nowhere near Evans Lookout that’s for sure! Rather glorious to be walking along and spy such beautiful flowers. Fortunately, trying a lighter, compact … Continue reading

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