Muswellbrook’s best baker revealed

FOLLOWING a competition to find Muswellbrook’s Undiscovered Baking Legend, Pauline Graves has been crowned – and will be “heroed” on the front cover of this year’s 2017/18 Muswellbrook Yellow Pages and White Pages directory, along with her winning recipe; her family-famous fresh apple pie. 

The search for Muswellbrook’s best baker exists as a result of a partnership between the Yellow Pages, White Pages and the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales (CWA of NSW). 

A first of its kind venture that will see all Muswellbrook directories used to celebrate the phenomenal achievements of the state’s largest volunteer women’s organisation, the CWA of NSW, their love of food and the areas’ finest baker. 

Mrs Graves won the hearts (and mouths) of a panel of judges from the Yellow Pages, White Pages and CWA of NSW, after a friend entered her into the online competition.

It demonstrated her creativity in baking, as well as best describing why she deserves to win. 

“I was very surprised and totally thrilled to be chosen as Muswellbrook’s Undiscovered Baking Legend,” Mrs Graves said.

“I love cooking and used to cater for various local events. 

“I love using in season Australian produce and try to push this through our local CWA Group.” 

Not only will Mrs Graves feature on the front cover of this year’s Yellow Pages and White Pages cobound Muswellbrook book, but her tantalising fresh apple pie recipe and ingredients will also appear on the inside front cover for local residents to enjoy, alongside details of the phenomenal work that the CWA of NSW does in the area. 

Talking about the campaign, Sensis spokesperson Erin Williamson said: “We are extremely proud to partner with the Country Women’s Association for this year’s Yellow Pages and White Pages covers program.

“It is a fitting partnership as we share a common goal of helping, supporting and connecting the community with the things that matter.

“We also have a mutual love of food – and cannot wait to see the nation’s undiscovered bakers revealed across our directories over the coming months.” 

While working tirelessly for over nine decades to provide a voice and improved life conditions to women and children in regional and rural Australia, the CWA through its network of 1500 branches, has also built a strong reputation in baking and empowering one another through the love of food, and the 2017/18 Muswellbrook cover will celebrate this aspect of the CWA. 

“Food is a very powerful thing; not only for the obvious reasons, but it has the ability to unite people,” CWA of NSW state president Annette Turner said.

“As most will know, we’re quite famous for our scones, so to have the opportunity to showcase some of our members and their amazing baking delights on the covers of the Yellow Pages and White Pages books, along with details of our recent work, is an incredibly exciting thing.”

Distribution of the 2017/18 Muswellbrook Yellow Pages and White Pages cobound book featuring Pauline Graves will take place from April 27. 

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To find out more about the Undiscovered Baking Legends campaign visit and to find out more about the CWA in your area, visit