We love tasty food at Escape Adventures. Not only do we love serving it to our guests while on tour, but we also love cooking it at home with our families around the campfire. Here are 3 simple campfire recipes that we love…
Simple to make, four basic ingredients, one bowl to wash. This kids’ favorite is tasty, nutritious, and fun to cook on a stick over the campfire.
It can also be cooked in a skillet. Bannock can be a meal in itself.
- 2-3 cups flour
- 1-2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt (optional)
- 2-3 Tbsp oil, butter or lard
- 2/3 cup warm water
Put everything but the water in a bowl and mix with your fingers until crumbly. Slowly add water and mix until dough feels soft. It may seem that you don’t have enough water, but keep working the dough till it holds together. Don’t add more water!
Take a small handful and wrap around the end of a green stick, like a marshmallow roast. Knead it so it stays together. If your dough isn’t staying on your stick, you can also roll into a thin cylinder and wrap around your stick in a spiral. Cook over coals for about 10 – 12 minutes, rotating to cook evenly. Eat as is, or add a bit of jam or honey.
Chop, skewer and cook…couldn’t be easier! Let the campers cook their own meals – it’s a fun activity and much more nutritious than the standard wiener roast.
- Beef or pork cut into 1″ cubes
- Small whole onions
- Red or green peppers, whole mushrooms, whole cherry tomatoes
Brown the cubed meat in a skillet over high heat for 1/2 minute on each side. Cut the peppers in large chunks, leave the other vegetables whole. Slip the pieces onto a skewer, alternating the ingredients. (Skewer the onions and mushrooms through the core, or they might fall off while cooking.) Cook over the open fire for 15-20 minutes till done. Sprinkle with grated cheese and breadcrumbs before serving.
This meal pretty much cooks itself: just leave it in the coals! Be sure to count how many potatoes you put in the fire, because the foil becomes covered with ash, and blends in well with the coals.
- Large baking potatoes
- Whole onions, red or yellow
- Dill, parsley, bacon bits
Slice potato almost all the way through, but leave enough to hold it together. Slice the onion, and put one slice in between each potato slice. Sprinkle with bacon bits and a little dill. Wrap well with heavy aluminum foil and bury in the coals of the fire.
Leave untouched for about 45 minutes, and test for doneness by piercing with a fork. The fork should lift out without lifting the potato. Cooking time depends on size of potatoes and strength of fire. Serve with pat of butter and a few sprigs of parsley.