Sunday 14 August 2016

Cheese & Bacon Cob Loaf

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Makes for: 8-10 people

  • Ingredients needed: 
  • 250g bacon 
  • 1 large onion 
  • 250g cream cheese 
  • 350g cream 
  • 300g ricotta cheese 
  • 100g tasty cheese 
  • 1 white cob loaf 

  1. Preheat oven to 180ÂșC (or camp oven to medium - hot) 
  2. Slice off the top of your cob loaf to make a lid. (Don't cut too far down from the top the loaf or you won't be able to fit as much dip inside) 
  3. Pull the soft bread from inside of the loaf. (Be careful not to go all the way to the bottom of the loaf. You can easily make a hole if the bottom isn't really crisp) 
  4. Pop the bread pieces in a zip lock bag until you’re ready to use them so they stay fresh. 
  5. Dice your onion and bacon and fry until lightly browned. 
  6. Add the bacon and onion to a bowl 
  7. Add other ingredients and mix well 
  8. Fill your cob load with the cheese mixture. 
  9. Place the lid of the cob back on top 
  10. Wrap in alfoil 
  11. Bake for 45 minutes 
  12. Remove the alfoil and back into oven for an additional 10 mins

Carrot, Zucchini and Ricotta Loaf

'A nice easy loaf to make in the camp oven’

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 1 hour
Serves: 8

  • 350g fresh ricotta
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups SR flour
  • 2/3 cup plain wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • Butter, to serve


Step 1 - Preheat camp oven to moderately slow heat (approx. 160C in conventional oven). Lightly grease a 14 x 21cm loaf pan. Line base and sides with baking paper.

Step 2 - In a large bowl, whisk together ricotta, sugar, butter and eggs. Stir in zucchini, carrot and dates.

Step 3 - Sift flours and spices together into a bowl. Lightly fold flour mixture into ricotta mixture. Spoon into prepared pan, levelling top. Sprinkle with pepitas.

Step 4 - Bake for 55–60 minutes or until loaf is cooked when tested with a skewer. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Turn loaf onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve slices of loaf warm or cold, with butter.

Courtesy Wave

Do you give a COURTESY WAVE to other drivers when travelling?

When I learnt to drive, I was told the wave was a FRIENDLY thing people did in country areas but it also helps prevent DRIVER FATIGUE & LOSS OF CONCENTRATION. The act of waving helps bring the drivers (both the initiator and returner) a bit of a wake up reminder. Especially when driving long distances on quieter less visually stimulating rural roads. It is easy to wander off in your own thoughts and forget to focus on the road. It is easy to stop watching the sides of the road for wildlife and livestock. Your full attention really needs to be on the road and other road users.

Why not wave at a fellow traveller and help keep both yourself and others SAFE & STIMULATED. IT COSTS NOTHING AND TAKES NO EFFORT!