Camp Cooks kitchen.

Due to the size of this property(where I work) some of these cooking utensils in this photo are still used. The guys here go out and muster for upto 3 weeks at a time,the  camp cook goes out with them, He provides there meals,moves the camp to the next location and has a fire with the billy boiling and cooks in a camp oven over the hot coals.

He bakes the best damper I have ever tried, and they say he makes baked dinners to die for.
 They sleep under the stars in swags,s and enjoy what nature provides, which can be better that what man has created.

Lamington recipe

Lamington Recipe – very easy and delicious.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup caster suger
  • 1 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 big tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Hot water to make a very runny icing
  • 3 cups coconut

Cake : cream butter and sugar,then beat in eggs and vanilla.

gradually mix in flour and milk, pour into lamington tin (rectangle) bake in moderate oven for 30 min.

Icing: mix all ingredients with hot water to thin runny icing.

cut cake into square, coat well in watery icing and then cover with coconut.this bit is a bit fiddly I use a fork.

Then enjoy I make a double mixture and you can freeze some.

Corn flake Biscuits Recipe, Easy as!

Cornflake Biscuits  Easy:

Beat 4 oz butter, and  4 oz sugar together till creamy.

Add 8 oz S.R. flour and 1 egg and a dash of vanilla.

mix with woodern spoon to form stiff dough.Roll mixture into small balls then roll in crushed cornflakes. Bake for approx 12 min in oven 160 – 180 c.

Enjoy. Simple and yummy, they love them here.

Chocolate Fudge Slice Recipe.

Chocolate fudge slice recipe:


1 cup plain flour,  1/2 cup sugar,  1 cup coconut,  1 tablespoon cocoa,  185 g butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate icing:

1 cup icing sugar,  2 tablespoons cocoa,  30 g butter,

1 1/2 tablespoon hot water.


sift dry ingredients into a bowl,add melted butter and vanilla, mix well. Press mixture over base of greased 11 inch x  7 inch lamington tin. Bake in moderate oven for  20 minutes . Cool in tin. When cold ice with chocolate icing, sprinkle with coconut. Cut into bars when icing has set.

Chocolate Icing: sift icing sugar and cocoa into small bowl, ass melted butter and hot water, mix until icing is smooth and glossy.

Dig in dont wait. yummo!

Todays baking.

Today I have baked imposible pie and coffee and caramel slice.

Im certainly no gourmet chef but they havent complained yet. People that know me, are amazed that im cooking…me too

I have also cooked silverside, thats from scratch from making the salty brine to cooking. What a learning experience.

I love to learn and Im certainly doing that out here.