- First make your fire. NB: What ever you do, don't start a bush fire.
- Get a billy. A billy is a tin can with a handle. In the early days they were empty bully beef cans, but now you can buy them or, if you are a true bushman, make your own from a large fruit can with a wire handle
- Fill the can 2/3rds with water
- Toss in a handful of tea leaves
- Hang it over the fire
- Leave to brew to your satisfaction
- Lift off with a stick and swing the billy around your body 3 times. Yes, I know this sounds ridiculous and requires some practice but it makes the leaves drop to the bottom. BE CAREFUL! and don't do it near children
- Sit back and drink and it is essential to let out a great big "Aaaah" after your first sip
3 cups self raising flour - ahem - a true bush man wouldn't have anything as fancy as self raising!
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 cups of beer, any kind
- Mix flour, baking soda and salt together
- Rub in butter
- Mix in beer until just combined, don't over mix or it will be tough
- Put into a greased billy and cook over the camp fire until done
- If you don't live in the outback you can bake in an oven at 180C or 350F for 25 - 30 minutes
- Best served with great dollops of butter, billy tea, tall tales and a sing along around the camp fire
- Can be used to mop up bush stew or smothered in golden syrup for desert
- ENJOY and as they say in the outback "bonza, mate"