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Our lammies win Ekka honours

Cathryn Williamson with her award-winning lamingtons.
Cathryn Williamson with her award-winning lamingtons. Erin Smith

LAMINGTONS are a classic Australian favourite and Warwick Salvation Army Captain Cathryn Williamson has taken out the highest honour, claiming first prize in the open section at the Ekka.

"The trick is to freeze the cake," Mrs Williamson said.

"That way the chocolate icing doesn't soak into the cake."

Mrs Williamson's lamingtons were not the only prize winners.

She and her husband Mark also had entries in the Anzac biscuit, biscuit, scone and patty cake novice sections.

Mrs Williamson received a highly commended in the biscuit, patty cake and scone sections.

Mr Williamson also entered the scone section.

"We both used the same recipe," Mrs Williamson said.

"I got the results online and I rang to tell him the results.

"I said I got a highly commended in the scone section.

"He said 'what did I get?'

"I said second, and his response was 'yes, I beat you!'"

Mr Williamson also finished with a highly commended in the Anzac biscuit section.

Mrs Williamson said they both really enjoyed cooking.

"It has become a hobby," she said.

"It is something Mark and I can do and there is a bit of competition between us.

"We have to get someone else to judge it.

"I'm OK with him beating me, as long as it only happens occasionally."

Mrs Williamson said they did not do it for the prize money.

"We never make back the entry fees," she said.

"We do it because we enjoy cooking."

Grab a copy of tomorrow's Daily News for the award-winning lamington recipe.

Topics:  cooking ekka food



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