This weekend we went camping in the woods... And cooked a soufflé, from scratch, on the Cobb!

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yellowdinosauragain Sun 15-Jun-14 15:13:44

So pootlingalong and I set ourselves the ultimate Cobbing challenge this weekend. To cook a soufflé, from scratch, on the Cobb.

Smug is indeed the word!

It wouldn't have won masterchef but:

1) It rose. It might have sunk again when we squished it trying to get it out of the tin but IT ROSE!

2) It actually tasted nice! It's worth pointing out that between pootling and myself we have the sum experience of cooking 1 soufflé between us in a regular oven. But we've eaten quite a few and it wasn't half bad!

Would I bother to do it again? Probably not.

So why on earth did we bother I hear you cry. Well, we wanted to prove that it was indeed possible to cook anything on the Cobb that you can cook in a regular oven. To that end I think we smashed it.

Also, because we could grin

Pootlingalong Sun 15-Jun-14 16:53:59

Ha! My hand is still aching from beating those egg whites into submission soft peaks with a nifty retractable whisk.

PolterGoose Sun 15-Jun-14 17:00:06

grin

Cobbs are fab smile

CharmQuark Mon 16-Jun-14 11:36:19

Show off grin

yellowdinosauragain Mon 16-Jun-14 12:50:47

Guilty as charged charmquark grin

CharmQuark Mon 16-Jun-14 12:59:25

Bet you can't do Baked Alaska.

Or meringues.

yellowdinosauragain Mon 16-Jun-14 14:07:53

We've done meringues! Made a Pavlova on it. Naked alaska, now there's a challenge!

yellowdinosauragain Mon 16-Jun-14 14:08:43

Or baked alaska anyway. Naked alaska would probably be a puddle of melted icecream...

CharmQuark Mon 16-Jun-14 14:29:42

OK, now I can no longer pretend to be anything other than impressed. Very totally mightily impressed!

CharmQuark Mon 16-Jun-14 14:32:05

Where were you camping?

yellowdinosauragain Mon 16-Jun-14 18:04:59

Here charmquark. Fab organised wild camping site in the woods. You could be in the middle of nowhere.

www.brockwellwood.co.uk/

yellowdinosauragain Mon 16-Jun-14 18:10:06

And it looks like this...

KatyMac Mon 16-Jun-14 18:18:33

Way back in the 70's my parents took me (& my brother) camping - my mum had 2 gas rings & a BBQ

She served spag bol, chicken breast, moules, full cooked breakfast - all sorts of nice food

My dad came back from the bar/pub one night in fits of laughter - we had (apparently) caused massive dissent with the other couples who were staying in caravans as they had "hundreds of pounds worth of 'kit' & then serving beans on toast" whereas our family camping were eating 5*

yellowdinosauragain Mon 16-Jun-14 18:26:20

I love your mum katymac. A woman after my own heart! I think I cook better camping than at home! Although I can't pretend not to have hundreds of pounds of kit...

Pootlingalong Mon 16-Jun-14 18:43:17

Right who's going to take on the naked baked Alaska challenge? Has anyone tried keeping ice cream frozen in an iceytek yet?

hillbilly Mon 16-Jun-14 19:55:45

Well done Yellow! Looking forward to seeing the results of the baked alaska challenge smile

CharmQuark Mon 16-Jun-14 21:22:00

Looks gorgeous, YelloeDino!

yellowdinosauragain Tue 17-Jun-14 07:01:19

We can do that pootling....

Only problem is timing

Ice cream in your freezer bag thingy,in the iceytek. No problem! There was still ice in mine 24 hours after arriving at the campsite!

<glosses over fact I've never made baked alaska in a real oven>

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