It was loaded with food; sponge-cakes each higher and lighter than the next and oozing frothy cream, plates of sandwiches, egg and lettuce, corned-beef and pickle, and ‘Burdekin Duck’ made of bacon and tomato and cheese squashed up.
You could turn corned beef into Burdekin Duck by putting strips of cold corned beef into batter, and puftalooners could be made with balls of premixed damper thrown into hot fat, and damper could be turned into brownies with sultanas and currants.
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Origin of burdekin-duck
- From Burdekin (“a surname”); named after the Burdekin River, Queensland, which in turn was named for Mrs. Thomas Burdekin, who provided assistance to the expedition during which the river was discovered (by Europeans).