The next day was Amy’s birthday, the third running of the group. This time it was Glenn’s turn to stump up and produce the goods. This started with a present obtained in Kununurra, a hot pink gym top, and a coffee in bed. We then had a big plate of bacon and eggs for brunch, which is when the real work started.
Given the 40ish temps of the afternoon, Glenn decided to get the cake cooking done nice and early. He started the fire with Matt’s help, mixed up the cake, and put the camp over into action. Taking expert advice and guidance from the now master, Matt, the cake turned out an absolute treat. Thank god!! The previous 2 from 2 failures had been a bad lead in, but all recovered with this one. It was devoured by all, along with a cuppa of course.
Given that there were hot coals going begging, and some time
to kill, Matt got inspired and mixed up a damper. The recipe he had was pretty brief, but
suggested 6 cups of flour. This meant
that it was huge by the time it was mixed up.
Given the size, this bad boy took a bit of attention, and time, to
finally cook through. When we got around
to pulling it out, it was even bigger, and had a certain... umm.. weight to
it. In the cutting, it was lovely, and
tasty, and....... heavy. It rightly
earned the name, the “Texan Dumper”.
|Doing it tough in a 40ish degree day|
|Brushing off the coals on the camp oven|
|The anticipation ...|
|Hooray! Happy birthday!|
|Time for damper ... or the 'Texan Dumper'|