Photos: Baz – The Landy
camp oven cooking
Brekkie’s On (Outback Australia Style…)
Standing around an open fire, having a few laughs, cooking up brekkie!
Strewth, you wouldn’t want to be “dead for quids”…who’s hungry?
photo: Baz, The Landy
A Golden Damper (Smothered in Golden Syrup)
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.
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 directly over hot glowing coals…
A freshly cooked damper, still warm, is best eaten smothered in golden syrup, the residue running down your hands, waiting to be licked from your fingers…
Camp food… bonza mate!