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The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Stories, Recipes and Secret Tips from Prize-Winning Show Cooks

By Liz Harfull

Published 2014

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Dorothy Rideout reckons she has made thousands of scones over the years. They are favourites during mustering on the family grazing property at Thangool in central Queensland, along with her fruit cake, date loaf and biscuits. ‘They have a bit of a sweet tooth,’ she says of the family members and employees who take on the physically demanding job of bringing in the cattle on horseback.

Dorothy was only a baby when her pare