The annual Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club “Camp Cooking Competition” weekend was held at the club's camping grounds at a private property on the banks of the Kolan River, about an hour North of Bundaberg.
What started as a “Camp Oven Cooking” competition back in 2001 has evolved into an any style of camp cooking. Over the years meals have been cooked by various means.
Hay boxes, bell ovens, fry pans, caravan ovens, Webbers, Thermo cookers and the trusty Camp Oven have been used to serve up some quality meals, and some not so good and would be best forgotten, but that’s camp cooking for you.
Rules for the competition were that the meal had to be prepared and cooked at the camp.
Mains and desserts were able to be presented to the group for judging.
Our feast consisted of various dishes and choosing between Sticky Honey Garlic Pork Ribs with Beer Battered Crumbed Onion Rings, Goat Curry, Chinese Pork Meatballs, Curried Sausages and Mash, Beef Bourbon Surprise, Beef and Red Wine Stew, Curried Kidney, and desserts such as Damper and Apple Crumble made the decision on a best meal difficult.
The variety would put some top-class restaurants to shame.
Members sampled all the outstanding meals and a secret ballet taken.
Choosing a winner was a hard decision but the one voted to take the title this year was Lionel Smiths Mini Cob Loaves with a side dish of Wild Turkey Honey Roast Pork.
Lionel’s effort will have his name adorn the perpetual trophy that has been handed down since the competition’s inception.
Not all weekend was spent around the fire feasting.
Adding some finishing touches to the campground and a bit of four wheel driving filled in the weekend.
Trips to these special, isolated, spots are one of the benefits of being a member of our club.
Not to mention the fun and varied activities we participate in.
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