Tucker

(Tucker is the Aussie slang word for food)

What comes to mind when you think about camping?  For us it conjures up images and memories of time spent around the campfire with good food and good company gazing up at the stars.  Of course turning this idyllic picture into reality requires a bit of forward planning when it comes to meals.  This is the place where you will find tested recipes of scrumptious treats and meals you can either prepare in advance while still surrounded by the luxury of modern technology at home or that is easy to throw together at the campsite.  Some recipes were passed on in my family from one generation to another, others I have sourced from media.  Wherever possible I will give credit to the creators.  Feel free to share your favourites here too.

In addition, we also created a space to share with you our experiences with various eateries.  We are always on the look out for interesting and quirky eateries that serve authentic food - you know, just something other than the standard old hamburger or fish & chips.  Let the feast begin!

 

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Honey and Fig Damper

It is no surprise that damper and camping go together like honey and a bee as it is such an easy bread to make.  You can even jazz it up a bit (like I did today), provide a selection of cheeses to accompany it and voila, you have a great snack for Happy Hour.

Honey and Fig Damper

Ingredients

1.5 (225g) cups self-raising flour

25g cold butter, chopped coarsely

180ml buttermilk

4 dried figs, chopped finely

1 tablespoon honey

Method

1.  Preheat oven to 200C.

2.  Sift flour into bowl, rub in butter.  Add buttermilk, figs and honey to flour mixture.  Mix to a soft dough.  Turn onto a floured surface and kned lightly until smooth.

3.  Shape dough into a log and place on a greased oven tray.  Cut slashes into top of log and bake for 10 minutes.  Reduce oven temperature to 180C and bake for another 10 minutes.

4.  Lift damper onto wire rack, cover and leave to cool.

 * Of course you can also bake this in your camp oven in the coals.

Honey Fig Damper