Anyway, every now and then, when school activities, sport etc allows we pack up the car and go and find a beautiful place to camp for a couple of nights. Now for me the fun is cooking over a camp fire and I have been know to produce a roast chicken from the camp ovens followed by treacle sponge and custard! However, it was Easter time and so cold that there was no time to take photos. The dinner was served with the instructions to eat it quickly before it got cold. So much for my dreams of letting the whole campsite know what a great earth mother I was, feeding my family with a Sunday roast over nothing more than a camp fire! *sigh*!
Here's the working kitchen with the camp oven lined with foil.
The recipe was a very basic one using:3 cups of self raising flour
a pinch of salt
3/4 cup of water
Then the lid was put on and the oven put into the fire. As I was baking I had hot coals underneath and on the lid. After about 20 minutes and much anticipation the lid was lifted and this was the result!
It wasn't bad for a first try but I thought that it was a bit bland although the melted butter and honey improved it no end! Next time I'll be trying a different recipe in my quest to find the best damper recipe.