I’m still in love with a pig!

Earlier this year I posted about how impressed we were with a little cracker of a cooking, come heating, camping accessory that we bought at Farmworld. This little beauty is an Ozpig! I forgot to post about how this unit performed on our Tassie trip which I was reminded of  when I started planning our next camping trip. So belatedly……………OzpigI’d bet a hundred to one the original design for this unit came from someone oxy-cutting through an old gas bottle, welding some essentials in place to create their own special camp cooker. If not, I love the concept of that story. A good camping tale if nothing else. Campers are like fishermen, always out doing each other with ways to get the best result. This Ozpig is one ripper of a result. I just wish we could have used it while camping at Lake St Claire when overnight temps went down to -3!

Once again we were not disappointed with the performance of our Ozpig and look forward to giving it a workout whenever we fire it up. Or, just to sit and be warm and watch the fire flicker away is a delight in itself.

We took part in a sausage making class at Tarraleah while in Tas and we came away with a bulk supply of bangers (sausages). For a couple of days we had bangers at breakfast (photo above) and bangers for tea. I even made a pasta sauce using the pork sausage as the meat base, added some veg and tomato passata, red wine and cooked slowly. Beautiful!



I had a crack at making a cake/slice using muesli, flour, sugar,  egg cinnamon, apple and milk. Married our other favourite accessory the Cobb oven to the pig to create an oven big enough to fit the spring-form tin in place. It actually tasted quite nice but I would have loved to have some custard to go with it. It was fine as a little snack in the picnic basket the next day. I had sprinkled the top with cinnamon and sugar while it was still hot. Photo below shows the Cobb frying pan with spring-form tin in place and the Cobb lid about to cover.

IMG_5936 IMG_5937 End product. Quite tasty really, hard to see with the flash.



We love our pig and look forward to using it whenever the opportunity arises.

About fergie51

Sourdough baker, teacher, eater and student. Sustainable living advocate and passionate food grower. Conduct sourdough baking classes at my home and administrator of Facebook support page for Australian & New Zealand sourdough bakers.
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3 Responses to I’m still in love with a pig!

  1. What a clever looking invention – I’ll bet you’ll have lots of lovely meals from it!


  2. S&S says:

    We really want to give an Oz-Pig ago… We are intrigued. We’ve seen them on the road, heard nothing but good things….. Hopefully, we will add one to our camp collection along the way.


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