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The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook : Stories, recipes and secret tips from prize-winning show cooks - Liz Harfull

Magical disappearing scones (Dorothy's) from the fabulous new Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook. A favorite side dish with pumpkin soup.

Starting today I am planning to upload an image a day to celebrate the release of The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook on March 26. This wonderful photo of catering volunteers at the 1934 Cobargo Show, supplied by Ray Sawtell, appears on the title page along with a dedication to all the volunteers that help keep the tradition of country shows alive.

Lexie Young's jelly cakes. JELLY CAKESClassics ... The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook by Liz Harfull. Makes 24 jelly cakes Lexie Young first competed in the open cookery section of the country show at Deloraine, Tasmania more than 50 years ago. Among the awards she took home was a first prize for her jelly cakes. She has been using the same recipe ever since, making thousands of the small cakes over the years for shows, family a

Sponge Cake with Berries and Cherries adapted from the Pinch of Salt Sponge Cake recipe by Margret Green in Liz Harfull's delightful Blue Ribbon Cookbook about prize-winning country show cooks. | Hungry Australian

The work of another Ekka show cook to help celebrate the Brisbane launch. This beautiful petticoat tail shortbread is made according to a traditional Scottish method by Faye Solomon. The little blue flag was placed there by the stewards after judges gave it a blue ribbon in 2010.