Pumpkin scones, made famous by Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s wife Flo, were once synonymous with Queensland country baking. Now, they are undergoing a resurgence at the hands of Ida’s Kitchen Head Pastry Chef Elsa Holland, inspired by pumpkin pie on a recent trip to the United States.
When you visit Ida’s Kitchen, the bright new café on Olsen Avenue Parkwood, leave room for dessert because Elsa’s cakes, slices and scones are exceptional, finding the perfect balance between sweet and salty.
French by birth, Elsa trained at the Hyatt Sanctuary Cove before working for three years at Paddock and Bam Bam. Elsa’s pumpkin scones are light, relying mostly on the pumpkin for sweetness, the whipped maple butter adding a luxe creamy topping. We love these scones served slightly warm.
Ida’s Kitchen, 250 Olsen Ave, Parkwood