Smothered in Cocky’s Joy

Camp Oven Scones

It doesn’t matter where in the world you travel you will always find someone baking bread. And there is nothing better than eating freshly baked bread…

It could be a baguette in a back street bakery not too far from Avenue des Champs-Élysées, or a Grissini expertly baked in the shadows of the Colosseum, it could even be one of the many Indian flatbreads, a Naan maybe, baking in a tandoori oven, or even an Injera in Ethiopia.

Freshly baked damper

In the Australian Outback where a never-ending blue sky meets the parched red soil it will be the drovers’ staple, a golden brown damper, kneaded and expertly worked before being baked in a camp oven, or maybe just over hot glowing coals…

A freshly cooked damper, still warm, is best eaten smothered in cocky’s joy, the residue running down your hands, waiting to be licked from your fingers…

Camp food… bonza mate!

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7 thoughts on “Smothered in Cocky’s Joy

  1. Katie August 31, 2012 / 3:08 am

    Oh, wow. I wish I had some damper right now! I had it with cocky’s joy once when I was in Australia 17 years ago!!! Thanks for the reminder!

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    • The Landy August 31, 2012 / 6:23 am

      It is good stuff! Where did you visit when you were here??

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  2. RedRoadDiaries August 30, 2012 / 11:43 pm

    Did you cook that one in the photo in the ashes? It looks yummy, but very clean. Recipe?

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    • The Landy August 31, 2012 / 6:22 am

      Yes, well actually Janet my partner! We cook ours in the camp oven, however they usually come fairly clean off the coals, just need to ‘dust’ them a bit….

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  3. The Landy August 30, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    Must say I do like maple syrup, but haven’t tried a spread…I’ll get Janet to keep an eye out for it in the supermarket….

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  4. barbara grandberg August 30, 2012 / 5:25 pm

    the warm bread and cocky’s joy sound wonderful….have you even tried maple spread???it’s just maple syrup that is spreadable as the name implies….

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