Bonfire Food

Posted By Kerri


This title was suggested by my brother and it’s very apt, not just because we cooked the brownies and cheesecake to take to a bonfire party.

Our oven is broken and we’re waiting for a new one to be fitted. Having suggested we take dessert along to the afore-mentioned bonfire party on Saturday night, Stephen and I took the ingredients to my mum’s to cook there. Only, once the assembled desserts were in the oven, we realised her oven had also broken and both dishes were burnt.


We tried to rescue the cheesecake by scraping off the top layer and, while it tasted pretty good, it looked terrible and certainly not fitting for a party. The brownies didn’t fare any better so we made a quick stop at the local supermarket on the way and picked up some ready-made versions.


Arriving at the party, we got on with setting up the barbecues for the lamb legs and other assorted meat products we were to cook that evening. Only the charcoal wouldn’t light and one barbecue went out completely halfway through. Luckily we were able to rescue the meat so we didn’t starve, we just ate a bit later than planned.


Today, we had toast for dinner.

Nov 7th, 2009

9 Comments to 'Bonfire Food'

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  1. alexthepink said,

    Oh no, poor you! It’s always difficult cooking in someone else’s oven…
    .-= alexthepink´s last blog ..Blaggers’ Banquet! =-.

  2. Oh no! Good to see the meat was not a complete write off.
    .-= gourmet chick´s last blog ..Blaggers Banquet – Tickets on Sale =-.

  3. Mrs Ergül said,

    I’m so sorry to hear about the mishap! But the savories sure look good!
    .-= Mrs Ergül´s last blog ..Swiss Roll =-.

  4. Antonia said,

    Sorry to hear about your lack of oven and what a shame about the brownies and cheesecake. The BBQ meats look wonderful though – what fun to cook outdoors at this time of year.
    .-= Antonia´s last blog ..Guilt-free sticky toffee puddings! =-.

  5. Tanya said,

    Oh no, how disappointing to go to all that work and then have to buy something! I agree with the above though, that the barbeque looks good.
    .-= Tanya´s last blog ..Lavender and Lemon Drizzle Cake =-.

  6. Kerri said,

    Thanks everyone, it was disappointing but the barbecue food made up for it. Hopefully that’s the last of the kitchen disasters for a while!

  7. Baby Bro said,

    The brownies and cheesecake, although didnt look very good, they did fill a small hole in between lunch and bbq!
    The Display of fireworks, bonfire, and food went really well! The display of fireworks was a bit hair raising though!!!!!

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